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Wild Atlantic Way Lahinch Co. Clare

Wild Atlantic Way

Stretching from Donegal’s Malin Head in the North to Cork’s Mizen Head in the South, this is the longest defined coastal drive in the world. Wild and untamed, free and unbridled this breath-taking route has some of the most dramatic and dazzling coastal views in the world.

The Wild Atlantic Way is a route that showcases the sheer magnificence of Ireland’s West coast from stunning headlands and beaches to colourful villages and towns all infused with the history, heritage and tradition of this rugged coastline. With the Wild Atlantic Way on the doorstep of the Lahinch Golf & Leisure Hotel, it is the ideal base to discover the many wonders of the Clare coast. The hotel is privileged to be located so close to some of the most dramatic parts of the Wild Atlantic Way including the world famous Cliffs of Moher.

The Cliffs are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction with a magical vista that captures the hearts of one million visitors every year and are a Signature Discovery Point in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way.  They stretch for 8km (5miles), as the crow flies, along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland and reach 214m (702 feet) at their highest point at Knockardakin just north of O’Brien’s Tower. Here you can have a world class one in a million visitor experience.

At the southern end of the Cliffs of Moher stands Hags Head a natural rocky promontory that resembles a seated woman when viewed from the north. In the ancient Gaelic language, the word Mothar means “ruined fort” and a 1st century BC fort stood where Moher tower now stands. Therefore the Cliffs of Moher means the cliffs of the ruined fort and although there is no trace remaining of this two thousand year old fort it has given name to the cliffs which are visited annually by almost one million visitors.

The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience is located almost midway along these spectacular cliffs and the site is home to an environmentally friendly visitor centre set into the hillside, O’Brien’s Tower – a 19th century viewing tower, and 800 metres of protected cliff side pathways, viewing areas and steps.

The perfect location and facilities provide an ideal and relaxing location from which to explore the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way. The hotel can provide a daily itinerary schedule with 'must-sees', lunch options en-route and arrange tickets for the Cliffs of Moher, ferry trips to the Aran Islands & Cliffs, a surf lesson and much much more.

Click here to view the Wild Atlantic Way map.