Award for €10m Wild Atlantic Way
THE Wild Atlantic Way
tourism route has been awarded the National Impact
Award at an event hosted by the Local Authority
Members Association (LAMA).
The award was presented at the 2015 Community and
Council Awards in Dublin. The National Impact Award
recognises a project which has had a positive effect
upon the nation as a whole, enhancing the
environment, cultural or social activities,
transport links or the economic stability or growth
of the local and national communities who use it.
Fáilte Ireland invested €10 million rolling out the
Wild Atlantic Way route which stretches from the
Inishowen Peninsula, Co Donegal to Kinsale, Co Cork.
It stretches for 2,500km with 159 discovery points
along the way.
Malin Head along the Wild Atlantic
Ireland CEO Shaun Quinn said: “The enthusiasm out
there for this project is impressive and not only
amongst tourism businesses but also in the wider
“With its capacity to drive extra visitor footfall,
mobilise communities and showcase the best of the
west coast of Ireland, the Wild Atlantic Way is set
to be one of the most significant developments in
modern Irish tourism and to be a significant engine
of regeneration for rural Ireland."