Plans for ‘Wild Atlantic Drive’ from Slieve League along Ireland’s West coast

Plans are being drawn up for a "wild Atlantic drive" along Ireland's West coastline to rival the most scenic road trips around the globe.

Tourism chiefs are working on a link-up of existing routes from Donegal's Slieve League to west Cork to draw in thrill-seeking motorists from overseas.

The trail will be pitched to continental Europeans and US visitors in particular as the "authentic Irish experience" on a self-drive journey to match famous drives such as California's Pacific Coast Highway.

There is no defined route yet drawn up but it is already envisaged it will join up from Donegal through Mayo and Achill Island, into Connemara and over the Burren and on to west Cork.

Destination Development Manager with Failte Ireland, Paddy Matthews, says the drive could attract thousands of visitors to the Northwest........

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