Not ready to let go of summer? Here are five great spots on the Wild Atlantic Way
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Never too late to make a break for the Wild Atlantic Way.
It doesn't feel right to say that summer is pretty much over. Mostly that's due to the fact it doesn't really feel like it ever began, but that's by the by.
We're not ready to let go just yet, and if you've read this far we reckon you aren't either. Here are a few fantastic places along the Wild Atlantic Way we reckon are worth popping into before we start seeing Halloween decorations in shops:
Mayo – Clew Bay
In case you haven't heard, there are loads of great places to go in Mayo. Whether it's a quiet beach or a lively town you're looking for, Mayo has it all (just don't mention the football for another few months).
Without question, one of the most spectacular places to visit is the incomparable Clew Bay. Apart from the fact it's got loads of great beaches, it's also one of the few places in Ireland where Island-hopping is as normal as it would be in the Maldives (we can't promise the same weather).
Sligo – Mullaghmore Head
Sligo simply doesn't get the credit it deserves. Wedged between a series of bigger neighbours that (deservedly) attract swathes of tourists every year, there are plenty of incredible places to visit in Yeats' County.
Look no further than the sensational Mullaghmore Head, which is only a 15-minute drive away from Bundoran in Donegal. The waves that crash against its jagged cliffs are some of the most impressive in the country, and it's a great place to appreciate the sheer size of Ben Bulben from a distance.
Galway – Roundstone
We'd probably be here all day if we tried to list off all of the reasons to visit Galway. Apart from the fact it boasts a city with a fantastic nightlight and is home to the gorgeous Connemara countryside, it's also one of the beautiful spots on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Our pick of the bunch would have to be Roundstone, which is pretty much unlike anywhere else in Ireland. On a sunny day, we challenge you to find a beach half as appealing as Dog's Bay, or as picturesque as the Roundstone harbour. Seriously, we'll wait.
Clare – Cliffs of Moher
Yeah, yeah. We know this one isn't exactly a hidden gem, but hear us out.
If you only had time to visit one of these places in a day, Moher would be the one to go for. Apart from the fact you get to take in the Aran Islands and Galway Bay all in one go, you also get to experience the otherworldly Burren first-hand, which is something you never forget.
Inchydoney – Cork
We could have easily just put Clonakilty down as the place you should visit it, but just outside it is the gorgeous Inchydoney Beach. With soft sandy shores and great surfing conditions, you'd be hard set to find a beach as suited to people of all ages.
The fact that it's so close to Clonakilty makes it even more worth a visit.
Rockshore is giving you and your mates the chance to win an epic summer adventure! It’s your last chance to win a summer Mate Escape and this month Rockshore is offering you the chance to win an island-hopping adventure in Co. Mayo with 5 of your mates.
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