The now famous Wild Atlantic Way 2,500 km route now has its own app thanks to Failte Ireland. This new app which is now available in Apple App Store and Google Play Store claims to be the definitive guide to the world’s longest defined coastal route which stretches from Inishowen in County Donegal right down to the scenic town of Kinsale in County Cork.
Since its launch in April, this coastal route has resulted in a 10% increase in visitor numbers in people planning to take a vacation in Ireland, for the first half of this year compared to 2013. This positive increase in visitor numbers is set to grow even further for the remainder of 2014 resulting in a boost for the economy.
Available in both Android and IOS mobile devices, some key features of this app include; information on the 15 signature landmark points along the route, information on the 160 additional landmark points, access to a list of hidden gems collated by locals, updated information including top spots for dining or up and coming events.
One benefit of the app is that it is designed to work offline, meaning that there is no need for a live data connection to use it. This will indeed prove very beneficial when travelling in remote locations whilst on a self drive tour of Ireland! “We believe the app will be an invaluable tool for both overseas visitors to Ireland and the domestic market alike,” said Orla Carroll, Head of Digital at Failte Ireland.