From Donegal to Galway to Cork and every inch of coast between, the Wild Atlantic Way is an amazing journey and is much loved by your clients Paul!

WILD ATLANTIC WAY: APRIL 2019

Hello Paul and welcome to the Wild Atlantic Way special, we know many of your clients love this region!

In this edition, you will see some of the highlights from the past two months, including the Global Greening campaign, what the consumers are seeing and we are excited to present six offers from on the ground industry, just for you. 

Don't forget to sign up for the Wild Atlantic Way webinar happening April 11th at 2:00pm EST. It's going to be a big one as we know you love this region and you will love our presenters too. Spaces are limited, so scroll to the webinar section of this e-zine to get your place early. 



Happy Thursday everyone!

 

STAY IN THE LOOP

THE WORLD GOES GREEN
During the St. Patrick's Day week of activities, 470 sites and iconic landmarks in 55 countries around the world turned green for the Irish holiday – all part of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative and our extensive spring promotional campaign to boost travel to the island. Tell us, were you in a city that saw some greening action?

TOP SPOT IN JUNE: CLONAKILTY 
Clonakilty is a multi-award winning, cosmopolitan and friendly seaside town at the heart of West Cork, on the 'Haven Coast' of the Wild Atlantic Way. The town is noted for its artisan food and drink, and with award-winning beaches, independent shops, heritage centers and vibrant marine tourism. Voted Best Small Town in Ireland and the Best Town in Europe (2017), they also have an annual 'Clonakilty Street Carnivalfor the month of June.  

A BBC ARTICLE 
A wonderful piece was written on BBC about the 'light hearted approach to life' as seen in Irish towns like Galway. The short but sweet piece featured the various characteristics of Galway that make it so special and really gives such a fantastic insight into the Irish people, their ways and their culture. See the BBC feature here

TOP TIP FOR THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY:

If your client wants to dramatically cut down on their driving time from Kerry to Clare, let them know about Shannon Ferries. The ferry which takes cars, goes between Killimer Co. Clare and Tarbert Co. Kerry, year round. The tickets start from €4.50 per person and the best part is that it takes a mere 20 minutes. 

Another tip that the scenery and nature lovers will appreciate, is to skip the Cliffs of Moher and enjoy Slieve League Cliffs instead. This is ideal for those who want to get off the beaten path for a less crowded, but just as impressive experience. Slieve League is located in Donegal and has walking and hiking routes for people of all abilities. 

 

ISLAND OF IRELAND INDUSTRY OFFERS & INFO


Butlers Tours
Click here for travel agent bookings

Butlers Tours has over 50 years of industry experience specializing in both individual & large group tours of Ireland. We are a family run business that takes pride in our exceptional customer service.  We have our own fleet of luxury tour vehicles and top class local driver-guides. When you work with our team you can avail of great rates and decades of experience.


5 Day Cycling Tour in Connemara
Visit the website for further details

This is a short self-guided trip recommended for couples, friends or small groups who wish to enjoy some of the highlights of Galway. The trip takes in the stunning scenery of Connemara as well as an overnight stay on the Aran Islands and two nights in the colorful market town of Clifden. Book before the end of April 2019 and receive a €50 discount off the price per person. Email the address found in the link above to get your promo code.
 


Taste of Sligo
Click here to view this Taste of Sligo offer

This is a 2.5-hour long food walking tour where you will visit seven of Sligo venues, taste and sample local craft beers and dishes with the freshest local produce. It’s is all about getting together and sharing food, drink, experiences and stories. The tour starts at 12pm and 3pm daily, Wednesday to Saturday. Booking is essential. €55 per person, parties of 8 or more (maximum of 50).


Golf, Whiskey & The Wild Atlantic Way
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We have always had many famous championship links golf courses dotted along the Wild Atlantic Way and now we have new micro-distilleries nearby, all opening their doors to visitors for a chat and providing tastings of their delicious Irish whiskeys. Golf in the morning, Irish whiskey in the afternoon, is there a better way to spend 10 days in Ireland?


Scuba Diving Experience
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Your clients can go scuba diving and discover the Ireland from under the water! The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience n Lahinch, Co. Clare is a breathtaking and unique experience for visitors. The program consists of a pool session, unforgettable ocean dive and afterwards divers can enjoy the sauna, steam room or jacuzzi in the dive center. Special rates for agents in the link above.


Great Lighthouses of Ireland
Great Lighthouses travel agent info

Where better to experience and immerse yourself in the Wild Atlantic Way than with a stay or visit to a lighthouse. For hundreds of years lighthouses have helped seafarers find their way. Now they shine their light on a truly unique experience around the stunning coastline of Ireland. The twelve Great Lighthouses of Ireland are open for tours or accommodation.

The Wild Atlantic Way Webinar

Thursday, April 11th 2019

Join us and our wonderful presenters to get some inspiration and contacts for planning your client's Wild Atlantic Way adventure. We are joined by Ireland's Blue Book, EI Travel GroupDoolin2Aran Ferries and special guests from Steller.co - a new content sharing platform. 

You should have recieved your invite by now, but if not you can also register at this link. Anyone who registers will be emailed the live recording, whether or not they can attend on the day. We strongly advise saving your spot and we look forward to another fantastic webinar. 
 

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