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Wild Atlantic Way

Wild Atlantic Way Irish Coastal Route Kinsale to Fanad, prints available

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From Kinsale to Fanad, taking in the fabulous Beara and Kerry peninsulas, Clare, Galway,Mayo, Sligo and Donegal

Wild Atlantic Way

Garnish storm Eeragh
Garnish at the end of the Beara Peninsula in South West Cork during the storms of 2014. The yellowy orange house is the old Garnish Post Office which closed in 2007 Eeragh, the most northerly of the Aran Island chain in Co. Galway. Boats to the Aran Islands go out daily from Rossaveal and Doolin. I took this picture from Inishmore which is the largest of the islands. See this view on the West Coast Tour
The Old Head of Kinsale Galley Head
Old Head of Kinsale Galley Head. near Clonakilty
Fastnet lighthouse Mizen
Fastnet lighthouse Mizen Bridge
Beara Peninsula
Ardnakinna Piper Rocks
At the mouth to Berehaven Harbour, looking across to Ardnakinna lighthouse on Bere Island. This entrance sees many of the smaller vessels coming and going from Berehaven, using the port of Castletownbere The Piper Rocks, just to the right of the view to the left of this, at the entrance to Berehaven. The view beyond is of Bantry Bay into which oil tankers come delivering oil to the refinery at Whiddy Island
Gortahig Beara
Waves lash a boat hut at Gortahig on the Beara Peninsula The Wild Atlantic Road can be seen here, close to the waves. More views like this can be seen on my Beara Coast page. We do a tour of Beara on Southern Irish Lighthouse Tour
Ardnakinna Ballydonegan
Berehaven Harbour's mouth with Ardnakinna lighthouse Ballydonegan Bay, picture taken a few feet from the route
Ring of Kerry Cromwell Point
Sunset over the western tip of Bolus Head on the Iveragh Peninsula also known as the Ring of Kerry. Order a print Cromwell Point, Valentia Island. Get up close and personal with the lighthouse on the Southern Irish Lighthouse Tour
Inishtearaght Skellig Michael
Inishtearaght is one of the Blasket Islands off the Kerry coast near Dingle. It means Western Isle, and is the most westerly lighthouse in Europe Skellig Michael off the Kerry Coast, renowned for its monastic settlement where monks used to live before being routed by raiders. Little Skellig in the background is one of the largest gannet colonies in existence. There is also a lighthouse there and the remains of an earlier one. buy a print
Gowlane Inishvickillane
Gowlane Strand, looking towards Brandon on the north shore Blasket Islands
Co. Clare
Carrigaholt Loop Head
Carrigaholt Loop Head buy a print
Co. Galway
Dun Aengus Slyne Head
Cliffs at Dún Aengus in the Aran Islands. See them on The West Coast Tour Slyne Head lighthouse at the northern entrance to Galway Bay
Killary Harbour
Killary Harbour, Ireland's fjord Take the boat trip on the West Coast Tour
Co. Mayo
Cross Beach Cross beach
Cross Beach, Mayo (1) see more more Mayo views Cross Beach, Mayo (2) see more more Mayo views
Achill Island Achill Island
Achill Island The West Coast Tour visits here The wild Atlantic shoreline of Achill. see more more Mayo views
Mayo Mayo cliffs

Heading south from Louisberg. see more more Mayo views

The West Coast Tour goes through the Delphi Valley

On the north shore are these stunning cliffs

We see these cliffs on The West Coast Tour

Duvillaun Eagle Island
Duvillaun, a privately owned island off Belmullet in Co. Mayo. In the background is Achill Island. see more more Mayo views Eagle Island off the Mayo coast, to the north west of Belmullet, one of the most storm damaged lighthouses in Ireland. Look closely in the above picture and you will see a high defence wall, beyond is tons of rubble courtesy of violent storms which have seen waves rise up those 300 foot high cliffs. One of the reasons is the island is very close to the Continental Shelf. We see Eagle on The West Coast Tour
wrecked Inis Ge Theas
Near Broadhaven. See the wreck on The West Coast Tour Ruined houses on Inis Gé Theas
Co. Donegal
Arranmore Tory
Arranmore lighthouse off west coast Tory Island as seen from the northern coast of Donegal
Inishowen Fanad
Inishowen lighthouse Fanad Head lighthouse where The West Coast Tour finishes
Prints are available for all the above images, all made to very exacting standards. Order these and more from Views of Ireland website

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