Did you know?
Ireland’s only sea battle, the Battle of Tory Island, was fought off the Donegacoast in 1798.
The first casualties of the 1916 Easter Risingwere three members of the Irish Volunteers who drowned at Caherciveen.
The oldest known system of cultivated fields is the Céide Field on the Mayo coast.
The inventor of the submarine, Tom Holland, was born in Liscannor, Co. Clare, in 1841.
Known for its spectacular scenery, the Wild Atlantic Way winds its way over 2,600km, through nine counties, from Kinsale in Co. Cork to Muff in Co. Donegal. On its sandy beaches and towering cliffs you will find the history behind ancient burial sites and ruined abbeys, tales of shipwrecks and battles, and stories of saints and patriots.
The Little Book of the Wild Atlantic Way is a miscellany of the history and legends of this famous coastline; a useful reference book and quirky guide whether you are travelling the entire route, or just touching on one part of Ireland’s Atlantic coast.