Lonely Planet has included the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland, in it's selection of top 50 "Epic Drives of the World"...
It joins the ranks of iconic routes such as America's Route 66, Australia's Great Ocean Drive and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh Road.
The Lonely Planet Book called the Wild Atlantic Way "untamed and utterly divine". They also mention the famous Oscar Wilde quote of "savage beauty" to describe the Irish scenery.
They write that "Ireland's west coast is a dramatic procession of deserted beaches and towering cliffs where traditional music and ancient castles abound...
Ireland's west coast is battered by Atlantic rollers, strewn with jagged cliffs and littered with wide beaches and sandy coves...
It's a place where inky lakes shelter between mountains, sinewy stone walls clamber across hillsides and trees are frequently bent double by the wind. The roads here are narrow and winding, grass often grows along a hump in their middle and a herd of sheep can easily scupper all plans."
Donegal's "gloriously deserted beaches" also get a special mention.
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