Wild Atlantic Way – off the beaten path experiences in the south-west

WILD ATLANTIC WAY – OFF THE BEATEN PATH EXPERIENCES IN THE SOUTH-WEST

From delicious delicacies to cable car rides, the south-west of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way offers so much more than stunning views. With that said, if you’re interested in exploring authentic Ireland – south-west is best.
Read on for our Wild Atlantic Way – off the beaten path experiences in the south-west and begin planning your dreamy trip to the southern peninsulas.

Dingle Cookery School, County Kerry

Wild Atlantic Way - off the beaten path experiences in the south-west

The quintessential Irish seaside town of Dingle, County Kerry, is renowned for boasting both stunning sights and unexpected experiences. And, if you’re looking for an off the beaten path experience during your Wild Atlantic Way adventure, Dingle Cookery School is the place to be!

Opt for a half-day class in the renowned cookery school – prepare local fish, meat and vegetables, learn about Ireland’s rich food culture and soak up all that the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer.

Baltimore, County Cork

Located along one of Ireland’s most beautiful coastlines, Baltimore in County Cork easily earns its place on our list of Wild Atlantic Way – best off the beaten path experiences in the south-west.

This small but lively port faces onto Roaringwater Bay and offers whale watching, snorkelling, sailing, kayaking and numerous Summertime festivals.

If you’re interested in seeing some one of a kind views – take a stroll in the local Lough Hyne area or opt for a climb up Knockomagh Hill.

Dursey Island cable car, Beara Peninsula

Wild Atlantic Way - off the beaten path experiences in the south-west

Situated just off the south-west coast of Ireland, at the tip of the Beara Peninsula, is Dursey Island.

This inhabited island isn’t home to shops, pubs or restaurants but it does boast Ireland’s one and only cable car! It’s one of the only cable cars that travels over open seawater in Europe and, it’s safe to say, the views are nothing short of breath-taking.

Lough Hyne, Skibbereen, County Cork

Wild Atlantic Way - off the beaten path experiences in the south-west

Lough Hyne is nestled within a fold of hills just several kilometres from the town of Skibbereen in County Cork.

The area is known as a place of complete serenity – boasting a unique history of local folklore and marine habitat.

Once you’ve taken in the breath-taking sights, why not try out the diving and water sport opportunities available?

Kerry International Sky Reserve, County Kerry

Wild Atlantic Way - off the beaten path experiences in the south-west

The Kerry International Sky Reserve is nestled between the Kerry Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.

As Ireland’s first International Dark Sky Reserve, the reserve offers special views of a star-studded night sky – free of city lights.

If you fancy staying under an unrivalled night-time sky, there are plenty of accommodation options available around the area – from camping to hotels and caravans to hostels.

So, there you have it! Our Wild Atlantic Way – off the beaten path experiences in the south-west.

Do you fancy experiencing the southern peninsulas of the Emerald Isle? Get in contact with our team who would be more than happy to help you organise a trip of a lifetime.