Breen welcomes inclusion of West and North Clare Coasts in the Wild Atlantic Way Touring Route.

April 24th, 2013 - Pat Breen

Clare T.D. and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade Pat Breen has today (Tuesday) welcomed the inclusion of the West and North Clare Coasts in the Wild Atlantic Way Touring Route.

The Final Route was unveiled by the Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring today unveiled the final route for the Wild Atlantic Way and the full details are available on www.failteireland.ie/wildatlanticway The 2,500km final route was unveiled following a comprehensive public consultation process and includes 156 strategically placed discovery points for tourists along the way. While the route unveiled today comprises the main spine of the Wild Atlantic Way, a series of looped itineraries off the spine are also planned to further develop the experience for visitors.
“The Wild Atlantic Way”, a Failte Ireland aims to rejuvenate tourism activity from Donegal to Cork by providing a guided touring route which will repackage the Atlantic seaboard and attract tourists back into key attractions all along the route.
It was important in view that given the wealth of top class tourist destinations dotted along our West and North Clare Coastlines that they were included in the Route and I am pleased their tourism potential has been identified and that they are in included. There is the natural loop from North Clare which links into West Clare right along the Atlantic Coast and this route has the potential to rival the Ring of Kerry in terms of popularity provided that it marketed to its full potential.
We also have the additional benefit in this County of having an International Airport on our doorstep and with the revival of the Airport well underway the increased activity at Shannon Airport will help to bolster the number of visitors coming into the County Clare…
This is an exciting route which has been developed by Failte Ireland and which will allow us to showcase the very best that our West and North Coasts have to offer. The next stages of the project will involve signing the route, Delivering the ‘Discovery Points’, Selling great Wild Atlantic Way experiences and marketing the route and it is expected that the project will be launched in March 2014.

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