Wild Atlantic Way

Getting There

The Wild Atlantic Way stretches along Ireland’s West coast from Donegal in the North to Cork in the South and The Oakwood Hotel is at its very heart. The Oakwood Hotel is ideally located less than 2 miles from Shannon Airport which is the only airport on the Wild Atlantic Way that has daily direct flights from the US, Europe and the UK. The Oakwood Hotel is your perfect base to discover one of the wildest, most incredible driving routes in the world.


The Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s west coast is the world's longest defined coastal touring route. It is a sensational journey of soaring cliffs and buzzing towns and cities, of hidden beaches and epic bays. Embark on a journey of discovery to hidden places and secret worlds where all kinds of enchantments lie in wait.

Along the way you can stop at 157 Discovery Points and learn more about this fascinating area, its colourful people, gorgeous villages and towns, ancient culture, castles, wonderful food, famous drink and breath-taking scenery. Maybe you will hear a few words of Irish spoken along the way in Ireland’s Gaeltacht (Irish speaking regions) or reignite your passion for life while surfing on magnificent waves.

Signature Experiences

Take in some of the 15 Signature Experiences, such as celebrating the summer solstice at Féile Grianán Áiligh in Donegal or trekking across the sands on a Connemara Pony in Galway. See yourself, visiting a 6th century settlement in the morning, savouring a seafood feast amid native Irish speakers at lunch and tucking into a banquet in a 15th Century castle at dinner.

Wherever you go along the Wild Atlantic Way, you will encounter moments of magic, moments to treasure and experiences that will leave you wanting to return again and again.

The Oakwood Hotel Wild Atlantic Way Highlights

Here are a selection of our favourite highlights of The Wild Atlantic Way. 

 - Cliffs of Moher
 - Aran Islands
 - Loop Head Lighthouse

We would be delighted to recommend more of our favourites during your stay and the more unknown, hidden sites to explore and recommend the right experience for you.

Wherever you decide to explore on The Wild Atlantic Way, make sure to start and end your journey at The Oakwood Hotel Shannon.

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