Earlier this year, The Wild Atlantic Way was launched. A stunning road which clings to Atlantic coast along the western side of Ireland. It begins in Kinsale in West Cork. Meanders the Penisulas of Mizen, Sheep’s Head and Iveragh to Co. Kerry. Travels to beautiful Co. Clare to end in the wilds of Donegal. The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s first designated driving route. A non stop journey which discloses tiny seaside villages, rugged cliffs and beautiful coves and beaches. See the sun go down over the water. Discover small fishing ports and harbours where Atlantic caught fresh fish and seafood are landed. Admire the changing landscapes of hills and mountains which embrace the shoreline. Glimpse the islands that dot the ocean and brave the elements of one of the most famous oceans in the world. All you need is a set of wheels, fuel in the tank and as the Irish say ‘a turn in your head’. That last bit means the ability to take it slow and enjoy the scenery as you travel. What a journey through this part of Ireland. Along the road, there are Good Food Ireland Providers waiting to make this trip into a host of gorgeous gourmet memories. Charming guesthouses, cosy cafes and restaurants and artisan producers on or very close to the route showcase some of the countrie’s best regional food experiences. Easily accessed from Cork, Shannon and Galway Airports and ferry ports in Cork and Wexford. The trip of a lifetime awaits. Watch this space for future blogs on where to stay and eat on each section of this magnificent road.