The Wild Atlantic Way (or WAW) is a 2,600-27,00km route, developed by Fáilte Ireland, which travels along the rugged West Coast of Ireland. The WAW takes you through 9 counties on the Wild Atlantic Way out of the 32 counties on the Island of Ireland.
Wild Atlantic Way Counties
The following Irish counties are directly on the Wild Atlantic Way route (North to South). Click on the links to visit that county.
These counties are all in the Republic of Ireland and are part of the provinces of Ulster, Connaught and Munster.
You can see where the counties are in relation to each other below:
Map of Wild Atlantic Way Counties
All the counties have their own charm and a variety of things to see and do along the way. Do not think you can see it all in a week. You will need to do several trips or indeed have at least 3-4 weeks to see everything.
This site also has a few routes close to but a small detour away from the Wild Atlantic Way which are also worth visiting.
An example of one of the sites to visit shown on my routes that is a small detour from the WAW.
The Wild Atlantic Way route map looks like this:
Wild Atlantic Way Google Maps
Zoom in to see more detail.
This site has a full description of the routes through the different counties with information about all the points of interest aa well as the Discovery Points and Signature Points along the way.
Go to the ROUTES page to find the link to the blog post on each county and download the relevant route you need to your phone or tablet or explore the places to visit.
Northern Ireland (which is part of the UK) has 6 counties. Northern Ireland has the Causeway Coastal Route along the Northern part of the Island that follows the coast from Derry to Belfast.
The Causeway Coastal Route is not part of the Wild Atlantic Way, and is much shorter.
But the Causeway Coastal Route does cover some nice scenery and passes memorable places such as the Giant’s Causeway, the rope bridge at Carrick-a-Rede, the Dark Hedges and Portrush Beach, amongst others.
I have now added this route to this site. Remember this is located in the UK so the signs are different as well as the currency (British Pounds instead of Euros), You can find the route here: Causeway Coastal Route.
Last Updated on October 10, 2023 by Gav