County Galway – Half way there

County Galway – Half way there

The county of Galway is about the mid-point of the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) and is home to both Galway City and the beautiful, but rugged Connemara Coast. This area is known to have the largest Gaeltacht Irish-speaking population in all of Ireland. A major tourist spot...
County Mayo preserves the past and pedals into the future

County Mayo preserves the past and pedals into the future

County Mayo is located about midway on the Wild Atlantic Way. Home to rich archaeology, 10 Blue Flag Beaches, Croag Patrick (Ireland’s holy mountain) and supposedly the best surfing waves in all of Ireland; Mayo has something for just about everyone. One of the most...
Stay away from the edge at Slieve League Cliffs

Stay away from the edge at Slieve League Cliffs

Continuing further down the Wild Atlantic Way, we find ourselves in southern County Donegal. This is the area known for the world’s highest sea cliffs. Okay, before I get deluged with comments from other parts of Ireland and the rest of the world, measuring the height...
Five little gems to discover on the NW coast of Ireland

Five little gems to discover on the NW coast of Ireland

The Wild Atlantic Way seems to go on forever, but it obviously has to start somewhere. That some where’s northern-most point is Malin Head where the ocean has worn deep crevices into the headlands.  Hell’s Hole, shown here, accentuates the surf as it fills and...
Beautiful Bantry Bay for food, fun and flora

Beautiful Bantry Bay for food, fun and flora

Bantry Bay is the area of West Cork between the Sheep’s Head Peninsula and the Beara Peninsula.  Sitting just offshore is Whiddy Island and connecting the two is Tim O’Leary and his Whiddy Ferry.  As we sailed out to the island, I couldn’t help but notice the two kegs...