It is the beginning of July 2016 and the world is an unstoppable force of optimism,
enthusiasm and anticipation when we think of global events such as The 2016 UEFA European
Championship,Rio Olympics 2016 in Brazil and United States Presidential Elections in
November. We are looking to a future full of good things such as promise, belief and ambition.
Here in Ireland, the Wild Atlantic Way route can hold similar assurance and brightness and the
following are some perfect adventures this July.
Why not cycle the Great Western Greenway in County Mayo. This greenway rail trail
starts in Westport and ends in Achill and along its 42 kilometers you can take in spectacular
views of Croagh Patrick, Clew Bay as well Nephin Beg mountain range. Originally a railway line
beginning in Westport until extended further in 1890 to Achill, with eventual closer in 1943. This
is an excellent adventure along the Wild Atlantic Way, is free to cycle or walk and also is open
364 days of the year. Choosing cycling can lead to many health benefits such as improved
muscle strength and flexibility, lower stress, body fat and cholesterol as well as better
Or maybe, Lahinch Surf School, on the Wild Atlantic Way in County Clare. Here you will
find a top surfing destination, perfect waves and sandy beaches. This Surf School was founded
in 2002 by John McCarthy, a former Irish Champion and Pro-surfer who has competed in
European and World Surfing Championships. Based in the Mid-West of Ireland, it offers a
complete surf experience with weekend surf courses, surf camps for teenagers and kids as well
as weekend hotel package deals. This Lahinch surf school has world class surfing from
February to November, expertly trained instructors and is a totally fun, enjoyable and exciting
experience for anyone willing to try something new.
Finally, Donegal Equestrian Centre in Bundoran,County Donegal is perfect for horse riding in the North-West of Ireland. With beach/trail rides, pony camps and riding instruction lessons offered seven days a week, you will be amazed and delighted with some of the most beautiful and captivating
scenery in Ireland.
This summer, you have the freedom, good fortune and opportunity to discover the best
of the Wild Atlantic Way in the beautiful emerald isle. Why not make the most of what we have