DONEGAL TD Joe McHugh
has welcomed yet another tourism accolade for
Donegal after the Wild Atlantic Way was named as one
of the world’s ultimate road trips.
Travel guide Lonely Planet also named the Causeway
Coastal Route in Northern Ireland in its new
publication ‘Epic Drives of the World’.
“Once again the Wild Atlantic Way, an initiative of
a Fine Gael-led Government and championed by
colleagues Leo Varadkar and Michael Ring, has been
recognised by the travel industry,” said Minister
“More and more tourists are coming to Ireland and
the latest figures have shown another increase on
“In Donegal we are seeing the increasing number of
tourists from overseas, particularly from mainland
Europe and north America and our tourism industry
continues to thrive.
“This week another documentary on Donegal is being
filmed for broadcast to millions of viewers in the
United States this year.
“I am delighted that the Lonely Planet has
recognised the Wild Atlantic Way in its latest
“It follows the National Geographic magazine
publication this month with a special edition on
Donegal, named by the publication as the Coolest
Place to Visit on the Planet.”