Ireland's Northwest: The Wild Atlantic Way (Sligo, Donegal & Inishowen)

Ireland's Northwest: The Wild Atlantic Way (Sligo, Donegal & Inishowen)

On my first visit to Ireland I went on a little roadtrip to discover the Northwest of the 'green Island'.

The Wild Atlantic Way connects the whole irish westcoast and with that it is a great opportunity to explore this part of the island.

Accompanied by my camera and some fellow travelers we set off to the counties Sligo and Donegal and visited many cool spots along the way: Strandhill beach in Sligo, Streedagh Strand, Mullaghmore, Slieve League, Teelin Carrick, Glencolumcille Folk Village, Oideas Gael Cultural Centre, Harvey's Point, Grianan of Aileach Ancient Stone Fort, Glenevin Waterfall, Clonmany, Ballyliffin, Doagh Famine Village, Malin Head (the most northerly point in Ireland).

As you see there are also plenty of activities you are able to do on a trip to this region which surprised me as well - surfing for example is pretty big there and the conditions are really good! We went Stand Up Paddling for the first time and had a lot of fun, though it has been pretty tough ;)

Last but not least I have to drop some words about the food and the drinks: the irish cuisine is propably the best in the coast areas and little villages along the WAW - people here are cooking with fresh ingredients and local products.

A pint of Guinness should not be missed on a visit to Ireland either as it only tastes as good in the homecountry!