Best for: Glimpses of the Wild Atlantic Way
The Wild Atlantic Way covers 2,500km on Ireland’s west coast, so don’t expect to see it all in one go. But for a glimpse, the Sky Road, a wibbly wobbly ‘wow’ of a road that takes you out along the top of a finger of land in Connemara, just outside Clifden, is epic.
Park up for the night at Clifden Eco Beach Camping. Then there’s Killary Fjord, the Doolough Valley and finally, just outside Ireland’s coolest little town, Westport, there’s the hulk of Croagh Patrick. Climb it and see the 365 islands of Clew Bay below you. Stunning, in any weather.