Southern section of the Wild Atlantic Way

In the previous two pages of this article we have looked at all the magnificent scenery and attractions that can be seen on the first two stages of the Wild Atlantic Way which goes from Donegal to Clare. On this final page we will look at the closing stage of the magnificent route, continuing from Clare and ending in Co Cork.

Section Four – Clare to Kerry

Inishowen Peninsula
Killary Harbour
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The route from Clare to Kerry is around 541 km (336 miles). Visitors to a lighthouse, built in 1640, at Loop Head can see striking views from Kerry to the Cliffs of Moher.

There are spectacular visual effects to be seen when driving along the coastline near Shannon.

MIzen Head - One of the extreme south westely points in Ireland.Photo copyright Ent-ente cc3

The waves that crash against the rocks are sent roaring into the air.

When the sun is out the light reflects off the water creating thousands of flashes of colour from the whole spectrum of the rainbow.

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Dursey Island

The route goes past the Ring of Kerry which includes the Dingle Peninsula.

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These areas are some of the most beautiful in Ireland. More on the Ring of Kerry. More on the Dingle Peninsula.

Further along the journey is the Iveragh Peninsula which is home to the largest mountain range in Ireland. The famous Skellig Michael is eight miles off the coast. Skellig Michael is an island that was once inhabited by monks who wanted to live as far from civilisation as possible. More on Skellig Michael.

Section five – Kerry to Cork

Cable car to Dursey Island

Ireland’s only cable car

The final stage of the Wild Atlantic Way takes in the 417 km (259 miles) from Kerry to Cork.
Mizen Head is on the south west tip of Ireland.

There is a suspension bridge that leads to a rocky crag. From the bridge you can see the breath-taking sight of the waves of the Atlantic ferociously crashing against the rocks.

There is a huge lighthouse on a rock further out into the sea. The rock is known as ‘Ireland’s teardrop’ as it is the last part of the country that many Irish emigrants ever saw.

There are over 100 islands off the coast of Cork. Visitors can take a cable car (Ireland’s only cable car) to Dursey Island which is home to Europe’s ‘last sunset’.

Inishowen Peninsula
Killary Harbour

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