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The Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way stretches for 2,500 km (1,500 miles) along Ireland's western seaboard.

From Malin Head in Co. Donegal to Kinsale in Co. Cork, through regions such as Connemara, Galway Bay and Kerry, the wild Atlantic Way is the longest defined coastal drive in the world.

The force of the ocean has carved the coast into wild, rugged beauty.

Explore the coastline, passing through many towns and villages, spot sea birds, dolphins, seals and puffins along the way and stop and enjoy the fabulous cuisine & the freshest seafood on offer.

Stay a night or two along the way at the Kenmare Bay Hotel Resort in our Self Catering Holiday Homes & Luxury Lodges and experience the music, people, festivals and craic!

Get back in touch with nature and try your hand at surfing, climb cliffs or cycle along the sea.

Located on this spectacular route is Kenmare, an elegant 17th century market town called "Neidin" or "the nest" in Gaelic. This welcoming, lively place buzzes with activity and The Kenmare Bay Hotel is only a short stroll to the town centre, where you can enjoy smart restaurants, arty shops, cosy cafés and dozens of friendly pubs with live traditional music sessions and festivals all year round.

Yet - even in the centre of this heritage town along this southerly stretch of the Ring of Kerry you're still surrounded by nature, and are only ever moments away from peace and tranquillity.

This is great walking country, with lakes, rivers and open sea, and mountains all around - heather and gorse covered slopes to the north, and dreamy views across the Bay to the blue peaks of the Beara Peninsula.

It is also crowded with early history - stone circles, stone forts, standing stones, bullaun stones and ring forts. Visitors take to the water too - on sea Safaris out into the Atlantic, or staying in the shelter of the Bay to kayak, fish, swim and sail.

For more information please visit www.wildatlanticway.com

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