Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin – the Wild Atlantic Way Launched 2014
A new tourism initiative to attract more international visitors to the west of Ireland was officially launched by the Minister of State for Tourism in Dublin on the 27th February 2014.
Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin – the Wild Atlantic Way, which stretches for 2,500 kilometres from Donegal in the north to Cork in the south, aims to link the destinations and attractions along the route together.
It’s the first ever long-distance touring route here in Ireland showcasing the Atlantic coastline.
The head of the programme, Fiona Monaghan, said the initiative offers significant opportunities to tourism providers across the west coast.
“The Wild Atlantic Way is a huge opportunity for tourism businesses the length and breadth of the West of Ireland to work together and be profiled overseas as a compelling reason to come and visit.”
“The route will be completely signed from the first of April, and over the next six months we will be developing a series of 159 ‘discovery points’ along the route.”
We are in no way associated with Fáilte Ireland, whatsoever and we are here to try and ensure that the phrase, “Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin” is given the same prominence as “the Wild Atlantic Way” in the promotion of this new route. Irish is our first language, however, all too often it is ignored by Fáilte Ireland. Our Irish Language should be part of the Visitor Experience.