Where sea and land collide. Where untamed beauty abounds. Welcome to an unforgettable experience on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
Out at the very edge of Europe, the Wild Atlantic Way stretches for 2,500km along Ireland’s western seaboard making it the longest defined touring route in the world.
Westport is nestled between stunning discovery points on the route – Keem Bay on Achill Island and Killary Harbour, making Knockranny House Hotel the ideal hotel for your luxury stay when exploring the Wild Atlantic Way.
Right along this spectacular coast you’re aware of the elemental power of the Atlantic Ocean, turning from grey to green to azure blue as great weather fronts roll in. You’ll drive on routes that ring great peninsulas, reaching out into the ocean. Tiny roads hug the shoreline then switch back high above the Atlantic swell. You’ll probably see a life time’s rainbows in one trip.
Stay a night or two in Westport’s Knockranny to get to know the place and it’s people… to climb Croagh Patrick, surf waves in Carrowniskey and ride a bike along the Great Western Greenway… to join in the craic at sessions in Matt Molloys’ by the fire… to go island hopping to Clare Island or Inishturk and visit ancient sites…
Slow down and dive in deep… For it’s out on these western extremities – drawn in by the constant rhythm of the ocean’s roar and consistent warmth of the people – that you’ll find the Ireland you’ve always imagined.