Wild Atlantic Way is a 2500km (1500 miles) driving route, stretching from malin Head in County Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork along Ireland's western seaboard. It was launched in February 2014 by Junior Minister for Tourism Minister Michael Ring and it traverses the entire rugged and spectacular west coast of Ireland from Cork through counties Kerry, Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim to Donegal.
In Mayo the Wild Atlantic Way ia a 543km coastal drive and much of Mayo's spectacular natural scenery lies along it.
Travel from Mayo to Clare, taking in Killary Harbour, Derrigimlagh Bog and the Cliffs of Moher, part of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark. This route is approximately 527km (327 miles). The closest airports are Shannon, Ireland West Airport Knock (IWAK) or Dublin. If you're travelling by ferry, start your adventure in Belfast or Dublin.
In Mayo there are thirty-one Discovery Points and two of them are indicated as Signature Points: Keem Strand, Achill Island and Downpatrick Head.
Mayo County Council have outlined the early stage plan to construct the "Achill Skywalk" which is a glass lookout point extending out over Moiteóg Head, Keem Bay. this willl be constructed by the sumer of 2016. and Mulranny is stiuated in a prime location on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Drive across the road bridge to County Mayo’s Achill Island, with its towering sea-cliffs, exposed mountains and sweeping sandy beaches.
Sheltering under Slievemore Mountain, you can wander through a strange and long abandoned settlement known simply as the Deserted Village.
If you’d like to find out more about this beautifully haunting place, you can book a guided tour with expert archaeologists from the Achill Archaeological Field School who work on a dig here every summer. Or, if you prefer, simply walk from cottage to cottage, imagining life here through the centuries in this remote and poignant spot.