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The Wild Atlantic Way

Wild Atlantic Way is a 2500km (1500 miles) driving route, stretching from malin Head in County Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork along Ireland's western seaboard. It was launched in February 2014 by Junior Minister for Tourism Minister Michael Ring and it traverses the entire rugged and spectacular west coast of Ireland from Cork through counties Kerry, Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim to Donegal.

Check out the Wild Atlantic Way interactive map here

With our Hotel conveniently located less than five minutes from Shannon Airport, Shannon Springs is the perfect gateway to the Wild Atlantic way. Its central location lets visitors relax and unwind while not veering too far off the magical voyage.

Nearby Attractions


Located 55 Minutes Away

A popular seaside resort just a ten-minute drive from the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, Lahinch is often referred to as the Surfing capital of Ireland. Hosting a world famous, golden Blue Flag beach, the submerging tide makes it the perfect destination for surfing, kite surfing and sea kayaking.

Beside the beach we have Lahinch SeaWorld and Leisure complex, home to fascinating underwater creatures including sharks, rays and conger eels. Before taking in these sights and experiencing the sandy shore, why not shoot a round of golf at one of the famous 18-hole links golf courses.

The Cliffs of Moher

Located 1 Hour Away

Visit the edge of the world and experience an awe-inspiring view that must be seen to be believed. The Cliffs of Moher lets one encounter nature in its harshest and purest form. Tower above the rugged cliffs opposite the Atlantic Ocean, taste the salty sea air, listen to the birds echo in the wind and feel the prehistoric rocks beneath. Not just a sight to be hold in Ireland, but notorious for its picturesque views across the globe.

Loop Head

Located 1 Hour 30 Minutes Away

Immense cliffs stretch along the coastline on the Loop Head Peninsula. Experience magnificent scenery on a guided walk and learn about numerous historical and geological features along the route.  The Heritage Trail is signposted and has an audio guide for those who like to take in local knowledge of the area. The journey between the tip of Loop Head and Ross Beach allows an opportunity to see whales and dolphins from the coast, as well as a variety of rare nesting seabirds.

So whether you're flying into Shannon or half way through your Wild Atlantic Way voyage...

A stay out our Shannon Springs Hotel could be just what you need.