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Wild Atlantic Way: Co.Kerry Focus + Toronto Star Article

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Wild Atlantic Way: Co.Kerry Focus + Toronto Star Article

It's that time of year again: as we head towards St Patrick's Day, articles begin to appear in various overseas newspapers.

From The Toronto Star, a recent article on some of the Wild Atlantic Way in Co Kerry:

thestar.com/life/travel/ireland_travel/2014/…

thestar.com/life/travel/ireland_travel/2014/…

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1. Re: Wild Atlantic Way: Co.Kerry Focus + Toronto Star Article

The Wild Atlantic Way was launched in Dublin today and I think most of the signposting should all be complete by the Summer season.

It is a 2500km route and apparently the largest of it's kind in Europe.

merrionstreet.ie/index.php/…

Edited: 27 February 2014, 18:21
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2. Re: Wild Atlantic Way: Co.Kerry Focus + Toronto Star Article

It's such amazing scenery!!! Delighted that it goes to Mizen Head! Hope it brings more people out to Beara, Sheeps Head and here.

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3. Re: Wild Atlantic Way: Co.Kerry Focus + Toronto Star Article

Hi Sherri, the scenery all around the drive is absolutely stunning.

And they were saying on the radio today that they are hoping it will encourage people to stop off in some of the currently less popular places(with tourists anyway), and spend some time there.

I love it down your part of the country:-)

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4. Re: Wild Atlantic Way: Co.Kerry Focus + Toronto Star Article

You would think they would set up a website in conjunction with the launch today in Dublin

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5. Re: Wild Atlantic Way: Co.Kerry Focus + Toronto Star Article

Thanks to tony2phones for posting this elsewhere:

http://www.failteireland.ie/wildatlanticway

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6. Re: Wild Atlantic Way: Co.Kerry Focus + Toronto Star Article

dokgolf, now that you mention the launch in Dublin!

A launch somewhere on the West coast would surely have been more fitting:-)

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7. Re: Wild Atlantic Way: Co.Kerry Focus + Toronto Star Article

This is failteireland they probably think Dublin is on the west coast!!

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8. Re: Wild Atlantic Way: Co.Kerry Focus + Toronto Star Article

I googled wild atlantic way and all i got was newspaper articles mentioning the launch and Uasal's link above. I would have thought that a dedicated website with attractions and nearby accommodation would have been the first thing to get up and running.

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9. Re: Wild Atlantic Way: Co.Kerry Focus + Toronto Star Article

This is fantastic news and very exciting too. I do agree with dokgolf that a good informative website should have accompanied the launch. No doubt many interested parties would be very interesting in browsing what the WAW has to offer. I believe an 'app' is to be launched by June but that's useless to those of us without an 'app machine' !

At the moment this is all we have to rely on for info: failteireland.ie/FailteIreland/media/Website…

Looking forward to developments on WAW, and also exploring it

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10. Re: Wild Atlantic Way: Co.Kerry Focus + Toronto Star Article

Might have driven a lump of it before anything decent and informative gets published.. the maps are available on the links but as there are still further consultations in the pipe line its like launching a ship and then having 2 years fitting out before the first cruise..

It will be a great feature but all the roads are there already if anyone want to drive it before the signs a 1/2 decent map will do.