Wild Atlantic Way

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Discover the Wild Atlantic Way route spanning 2,500km long of spectacular coastline.

  • Feel the power of the Atlantic Ocean as it crashes into the base of towering sea cliffs, wander down vast beaches; explore the cultures of the seaside towns and village and experience the richness of Europe’s most westerly distilleries.
  • Discover how local tradition and the Wild Atlantic influence combine to craft unique and authentic Irish whiskey, gin and poitín on the exposed edge of Ireland.

Whether you are holiday in one location; or driving the roads on the edge of this wild seascape, make sure to include a visit to one or more of the six very different Irish whiskey distilleries scattered along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Sliabh Liag Distillers
Sliabh Liag Distillers produce premium spirits and aim to reclaim that rich distilling heritage of Co. Donegal. Their award-winning brands are heavily inspired by the beauty, folklore, and history of south west Donegal.

Connacht Distillery
The Connacht Whiskey Company makes fine hand-crafted single malt pot still Irish whiskey at their distillery on the scenic banks of the River Moy in Ballina. The tour offers our guests a unique behind the scenes look at the production of Irish spirits from the grains room to the brewhouse, to the fermentation farm and lastly the distillation copper pot stills.

Micil Distillery
At Micil Distillery, you’ll experience the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of a working distillery, and hear interesting, funny and daring stories. You’ll learn the family history of original founder Micil Mac Chearra in 1848 through to his great-great-great grandson, Pádraic, current head distiller.

Dingle Distillery
The Dingle Distillery tour brings you into the heart of production. You will see, up close, the production techniques used, while understanding the history of Irish Whiskey and Dingle Distillery itself. It’s a fun, interesting tour which puts you in the heart of one of Ireland’s oldest industries

Skellig Six18, Cahersiveen
Skellig Six18 was inspired by the landscape that is defined by the tenacity, muinín and grit of the 6th century monks who built a monastery at the edge of the world. Visit and discover the ambitious plans we have for Skellig Six18 and our Irish Whiskey Distillery.

Clonakilty Distillery
Enjoy a multi-sensory fully guided experience around a working distillery in the town of Clonakilty. Enjoy the story of grass to glass production, using barley from the family farm on the Wild Atlantic Way. Finish your adventure, with a tasting of award-winning spirits, in the Speakeasy Bar.

The Wild Atlantic Way has much more of offer. From mountains to beaches, from hill-climbing to surfing, there’s something for every visitor and every family.

Passionate chefs and farmers have made the Wild Atlantic Way a must for any foodie. Shuck oysters fresh from the sea, savour mountain lamb in of the many fantastic restaurants while soak-up the ceol and craic of the Irish pub.

https://www.discoverireland.ie/wild-atlantic-way