Wild Atlantic Way

Where we are

The Wild Atlantic Way is the longest defined coastal touring route in the world. The track stretches from the very northern point to the most south of Ireland. Within the frames of RURITAGE, the northern area in the county of Donegal is the focus area of this project. Today, it is possible to drive all along the route, but tourists are encouraged to engage in sport activities such as surfing or hiking.


Along the route there are countless history sites and living Celtic heritage against a backdrop of a unique, shifting landscape. The Wild Atlantic Way has developed a place narrative strategy for local branding as well as to create a sense of place. Promoting Celtic heritage can be views as a way to share knowledge outwards as well as creating pride within the community.

Rural Heritage

The hub of the Wild Atlantic Way is located in the small village of Teelin in the Northern Headlands. Here you find the unbeatable landscape experience of the sea cliffs of Sliabh Liag (Slieve League) – an inestimable natural heritage which embodies the local cultural heritage and its people of the route along the coast.