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Quotes from the Wild Atlantic Way

Be inspired...

...by the stories that other Wild Atlantic Way businesses are already telling.

These stories (which are examples for inspiration, not to use word-for-word) draw in potential visitors with captivating descriptions of what makes them different, of what gets right to the heart of their unique offering.

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Find out more about the six target markets – three Irish, and three global – that have the most growth potential for Irish food tourism.

Food experiences for visitors

Quotes from the Wild Atlantic Way

Fáilte Ireland is the National Tourism Development Authority. Our role is to support the tourism industry and work to sustain Ireland as a high-quality and competitive tourism destination. We provide a range of practical business supports to help tourism businesses better manage and market their products and services.

We also work with other state agencies and representative bodies, at local and national levels, to implement and champion positive and practical strategies that will benefit Irish tourism and the Irish economy. We promote Ireland as a holiday destination through our domestic marketing campaign, DiscoverIreland.ie, and manage a network of nationwide tourist information centres (create link to list of TIOs) that provide help and advice for visitors to Ireland. 

The big themes of the food tourism story are already being used by some of the most successful food businesses along the Wild Atlantic Way. 

For inspiration, here are some examples of businesses who have captured the essence of the Wild Atlantic Way in how they talk about their food.

Our lambs are raised on a natural diet of mother’s milk, wild herbs, heathers, grasses and sea mist.


Achill Lamb, Co Mayo

We focus on the incredible source that is this country.


Bord Bia

We take pride in personally knowing who has caught our seafood every morning.


Fishy Fishy Restaurant, Co Cork

Creative, modern dishes using fresh, local ingredients like organic Burren lamb and game, and fresh Atlantic fish and shellfish.


Gregans Castle Hotel, Co Clare

Find us en route to Slieve League, on the wild Atlantic drive to Europe’s highest sea cliffs.


Kitty Kelly's Restaurant, Co Donegal

Wild Irish Foragers, providing you with a taste of wild Ireland.


Sharon Greene, Wild Irish Foragers

Distinct and various food stuffs make up our landscape, through our farms and the wildlands and shores that surround us. We are committed to the local in contemporary Irish cooking.


Aniar Restaurant, Co Galway

A taste as natural and wild as Connemara.


Connemara Smokehouse, Co Galway

Local crafts are steeped in ancient traditions. Like the scenery of the area that was forged in the last ice age, these crafts have been in practice since our ancestors roamed these shores.


Gourmet Greenway food trail, Co Mayo

This is elemental eating – inspired by prime ingredients from our pure location.


Inis Meáin food project, Co Galway

Everything depends upon the catch of the day.


Out of the Blue Restaurant, Co Kerry

An alternative take on lunch using only local and foraged produce… see what else we have gathered or what our farmers and fishermen have delivered.


Vasco Wine Bar, Co Clare