Porsche Club Ireland are pleased to announce the completion in 2015 of the Wild Atlantic Way Run .
Porsche Club Ireland teamed up with Fáilte Ireland to send 47 Porsches the length of the Wild Atlantic Way . The cars travelled over 2,200 kilometres along the West coast, visiting all 15 Signature Discovery Points, making it the longest ever ‘run’ undertaken by Porsche Club Ireland .
After a brief drive from Muff to Greencastle on Saturday (16 May) the ‘Wild Atlantic Way Run’ officially began at Malin Head Signature Discovery Point on Sunday, (17 May) where all the starting 14 cars gathered in convoy as they departed along Ireland’s longest touring route before finishing up at the fifteenth Signature Discovery Point of Old Kinsale Head on Saturday, (23 May). Each Day’s start saw new cars joining the core group , with 48 cars finishing and ultimately 51 cars having enjoyed a day’s run on the Wild Atlantic Way .
The Convoy took in much of the West Coast’s breath-taking beauty along the way including Sliabh Liag, Co. Sligo, Killary Harbour, Galway, The Cliffs of Moher, Loop Head, Co Clare, Dursey Island, Co. Kerry and Mizen Head, Co. Cork.
Each leg of the trip was led by different drivers, all of whom were knowledgeable about the area and experienced drivers. All drivers taking part in the ‘run’ was also equipped with Wild Atlantic Way route maps and the 150 ‘Secrets of the Wild Atlantic Way’ guide ensuring they did’nt miss a thing during their week-long trip. Participants also wore Wild Atlantic Way signature jackets and each of the cars involved wore a Wild Atlantic Way car livery in homage to the Porsche tradition of motorsport and the excitement of driving the Wild Atlantic Way .
As well as being a unique event in itself, Failte Ireland will also be using imagery and footage of the ‘run’ to create compelling content to promote the Wild Atlantic Way overseas.
Speaking about the trip, Fiona Monaghan, Head of Wild Atlantic Way, Fáilte Ireland said –
“We were delighted to be able to support Porsche Club Ireland with their Wild Atlantic Run and assist them in sharing their experiences with car enthusiasts across the globe. Each of the drivers taking part in the ‘run’ were well versed in what there is to see and do both on and off the route and had a certain amount of down time which they used to explore the area.”
The detailed Run itinerary is as follows :
Day one: From Malin Head (Signature Discovery Point 1) to Ardara, travelling through Fanad Head (Signature Discovery Point 2), Dunganaghy, Farcarragh, Derrybeg and Dungloe before reaching Ardara
Day two: From Ardara to Sliabh Liag (Signature Discovery Point 3) travelling through Glengesh pass and Glencolumbcille, Mullaghmore head (Signature Discovery Point 4), before reaching Ballina.
Day three: From Ballina, Co. Mayo to Downpatrick Head (Signature Discovery Point 5) before travelling to Bangor Erris, Keem Bay (Signature Discovery Point 6), Newport, Westport, and Killary Harbour (Signature Discovery Point 7).
Day four: From Connemara to Derrigimlagh Bog (Signature Discovery Point 8) and onto Spiddal, The Cliffs of Moher (Signature Discovery Point 9) before finishing in Miltown Malbay.
Day five: From Miltown Malbay to Ballybunion via the Loop Head coastal road (Signature Discovery Point 10) and onto Castlegregory passing Dingle and traveling along the Blasket Island loop (Signature Discovery Point 11)
Day six: From Skelligs Viewpoint (Signature Discovery Point 12) to Kenmare, Dursey Island (Signature Discovery Point 13) and onto Castletown Bear, Glengarriff before finishing in Bantry.
Day seven: From Bantry to Mizen Head (Signature Discovery Point 14) and on through Schull, Ballydehob, Skibereen, Clonakilty before they finish up at The Old Head of Kinsale (Signature Discovery Point 15).
Great fun was had by all who particpated in this unique ,historic ,event
Team Porsche Club Ireland