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Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is a 2,500km coastal route that takes in the entire West Coast of Ireland, starting in West Cork and taking you all the way to Donegal. The route is broken up into 6 regions, we have links below to further information on each of the regions so you can learn more about them. McDonaghs is about half way along the route.

  • The Haven Coast – more
  • The Southern Peninsulas – more
  • The Cliff Coast – more
  • The Bay Coast – more
  • The Surf Coast – more
  • The Northern Headlands – more

McDonaghs is situated at the end of the Bay Coast Route and the beginning of The Cliff Coast Route, in Galway City. So, while you are in Galway, check out our top 3 recommended places to visit. Remember to ask one of our staff for information on getting your Wild Atlantic Way Passport stamped in Galway.

  1. Well, It’s got to be us.

McDonaghs is located in the heart of Galway City on Quay Street in the Latin Quarter. We have been here since 1902, for four generations, and have a reputation for serving amazing fish and chips. We also have our famous seafood restaurant with a wonderful variety of delicious seafood dishes, we can also cook up a great steak. There is no need to book a table, just drop in, we look forward to seeing you.

See us on the official Wild Atlantic Way site here

  1. Freeneys Bar

Freeney’s Bar is owned and operated by the same family since 1938. Also in the Latin Quarter, Freeney’s is a traditional Irish bar with a unique charm and character. They serve one of the best pints of Guinness in Galway and have an extensive range of Irish and other Whiskeys. Get into Freeney’s for a pint, it’s old Galway at its very best.

Check out Freeney’s on Facebook

  1. The Claddagh

The Claddagh is just across the river from us, once its own distinct community, the Claddagh use to have its own King. The name Claddagh is derived from the Irish word ‘cladach’ meaning beach or shore. It was once a small fishing village outside the city walls and it goes all the way back to the 5th century. The Claddagh is also the home of the famous Claddagh Ring, a symbol of love and friendship.

Learn more about the Claddagh here