A Passport to Paradise
Planning a visit to the Wild Atlantic Way? Then you're in for a treat! This 2,500km stretch of glorious rugged coast along the west of Ireland is home to soaring mountains, jutting headlands, breath-taking cliff faces and lush green forests. Whether you're seeking an epic adventure or a remote, tranquil getaway, you'll find it here, on the world's longest coastal touring route.
What's more, you can now pick up your very own Wild Atlantic Way passport; a unique souvenir of you or your family's completed journey along this exceptional route. Not only is it a genuine passport to paradise, it also gives you the chance to meet locals in the many towns and villages dotted along this winding coastline. A quick chat with a local and you'll soon have insider knowledge on incredible local hidden gems - not to mention where to stop for your next picnic or coastal panorama.
Find out more about the passport with this handy brochure
A Stamp for Every Memory
Your passport will serve as proof that you've travelled this astonishing 2,500km length of coast, and also enables you to obtain your 'Wild Atlantic Way Certificate', the official record of your journey. Each beautifully designed passport has its own individual number, so it's completely unique to you and your visit. And as you make your way along this inspiring stretch of coast, you can get it stamped at a host of scenic spots.
There are 188 Discovery Points peppering the route, from the wild Donegal headlands in the north, right down to the picturesque peninsulas of Kerry and Cork, and each one has its own individual stamp. Simply call into the local Post Offices and Tourist Information Offices in the towns and villages adjacent to each Discovery Point, and staff there will be happy to stamp your passport.
Surfing at Pollan Bay, Co. Donegal
A Rewarding Route
And it gets better! The route is divided up into six zones, and once you've completed a zone you can call to any of the Tourist Information Offices listed to receive a special Wild Atlantic Way gift. If you've missed a stamp while in a zone you can call to the regional branch offices of the main Post Offices and the Tourist Information Offices in the zone. And don't worry about trying to fit all 188 Discovery Points into your next trip; you can keep adding stamps to your passport every time you visit.
Take a spin on Ireland’s only cable car, at Dursey Island, Co. Cork
ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS GRAB YOUR PASSPORT & GET PLANNING
Starting to put together your itinerary? Just some of the region's most awe-inspiring sites can be found here. Thrill-seekers should be sure to grab a surfboard at Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo, where waves have been known to reach dizzying heights of 15m. Or perhaps you'd like to embrace the unrivalled Atlantic vistas from Malin Head, the country's most northerly point. In Kerry meanwhile, you can take a ferry across to the ancient Skelligs. So otherworldly are the remains of this early Christian monastery it featured in the latest Star Wars film.
There are plenty more amazing sites hidden off the beaten track too, and your passport is the perfect tool to help you discover them. From golden sandy beaches to charming fishing villages, secluded islands and more, it’s all waiting for you.
Your Wild Atlantic Way Passport can be purchased only at selected Post Offices along the Wild Atlantic Way route and key entry points. Cost: €10