As much as we complain about the weather and the water charges we have to admit that Ireland is a beautiful country. If you travel anywhere in Ireland you'll find picturesque lakes, castle ruins and roaming hills of green. One of the best things about our green isle is the Wild Atlantic Way road trip:
1. Mullaghmore Head, Co. Sligo
You can venture out onto the beach to windsurf or fish or take a boat out to the Inishmurray to visit the 6th-century monastery.
2. Clifden, Co. Galway
Referred to as the "capital of Connemara", wander the ancient streets or visit the nearby Connemara National Park.
3. Doonagore Castle, Ballycullaun, Co. Clare
Although the castle is not open to the public you need to check it out for the views alone.
4. Mizen Head, Co. Cork
Are you scared of heights? Well, overcome them with the Mizen head bridge. Look down on the coastline and dare yourself to cross the bridge.
5. Kinsale, Co. Cork
The gorgeous coastal town is great for a hike or surf. Visit the monumental Charles Fort surrounded by the ocean.
6. Achill Island, Co. Mayo
Explore the islands deserted village and visit the third highest sea cliff in Europe Croaghaun.
7. Dursey Island, Co. Cork
Only 6 or 7 people live on the island and there are no shops or pubs. You can visit the island by cable car.
8. The Burren, Co. Clare
Roam the limescale landscape and visit the Burren National Park.
9. Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare
The Cliffs are nestled near the Burren and hosts over a million tourists a year. The cliffs give you a panoramic view of the Irish coast and it's a breathtaking moment.
10. Ballybunion Beach, Co. Kerry
The perfect spot if you like to surf. The town has a statue of Bill Clinton who visited the area back in the 90's during his presidency.
11. Whale Watching West Cork, Baltimore, West Cork.
The Irish coast is one of the best places in the world to spot marine wildlife. You can spot over 17 types of cetacea (whales, dolphins, porpoises). Find out more info here.
If you'd like to find out more about the Wild Atlantic Way go to their website here and download the Wild Atlantic Way app.
We're dying for a road trip!