Inishowen 100

The Wild Atlantic Way, for the most part, follows the formally established route named the “Inishowen 100” coastal scenic drive. “The Inishowen 100” may sound like a Formula One race, but it gets its name from the approximate distance in miles of the sign-posted circuit, which starts in Newtoncunningham on the Inishowen Peninsula.

It was established as an independent traveller’s route aimed at walking, cycling or driving with special interest areas highlighted, that might otherwise have been missed. The “Wild Atlantic Way” route must accommodate for large coaches (56 seats) to pass and park, which necessitates bypassing some of the minor roads. Therefore, the smaller groups and indepedendent travellers following the “Inishowen 100” drive can experience that little bit more than those keeping to the designated WAW route. You will certainly not wish to break any speed records as you linger and savour the many scenic and historical gems that Inishowen, Ireland’s largest peninsula, has to offer.


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R241, Stroove, Co. Donegal, Ireland

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Moville, County Donegal, Ireland

This is a busy scenic market town, located along the banks of Lough Foyle. Moville also is the ancestral home [...]


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Redcastle, County Donegal, Ireland

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Quigley’s Point

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Quigleys Point, County Donegal, Ireland

The village of Quigley’s Point is also known as ‘Carrowkeel’ Located on the eastern shore of the Inishowen peninsula, overlooking [...]


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Muff, County Donegal, Ireland

This small village on the border of Donegal and Derry has a Church of Ireland built by the Harts of [...]

Malin Head

Inishowen 100 , Must Sees , See & Do , WAW Discovery Points
Malin Head, County Donegal, Ireland

Malin Head is the location of Ireland’s most Northerly Point. It is a signature point for anyone doing a tour [...]