The Wild Atlantic Way is one of the world’s most captivating touring coastal routes, along the rugged west coast of Ireland. Perched on the edge of Europe, the dramatic Atlantic coastline is a jaw-dropping showstopper. Around every bend in the road lies unmissable scenery and unforgettable experiences. Feel re-invigorated and refreshed as the sea spray blows away the cobwebs. Taste the fresh salty Atlantic air coming across the Bay Coast route – a stunning section of the Wild Atlantic Way along the Galway and Mayo coastline. Wild rugged and liberating – there is nowhere else quite like it.
John Ford captured the Wild Atlantic Way in the horse race scenes in The Quiet Man filmed on Lettergesh beach near Killary Harbour. We at The Quiet Man Museum, Tours & Gift Shop in Cong want you to experience the Wild Atlantic Way for yourself and have teamed up with Killary Fjord Boat Trips to offer visitors the opportunity to explore Ireland’s only Fjord, located at Killary Harbour on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Cong is the perfect gateway location for exploring the Bay coast route of the Wild Atlantic Way, nestled less than 30 km / 40 minutes drive from the Wild Atlantic Way signature discovery point at Killary Harbour. Travel through the rugged Maam Valley from Cong, Ireland’s only inland island on the borders of counties Mayo and Galway, to the majestic Wild Atlantic Way coastline at Leenane and Killary Harbour, where dramatic coastal scenery, colourful coastal towns and the beach immortalized in The Quiet Man await.