Your Wedding and Honeymoon on the Atlantic Highway.
If you are considering coming home from abroad to get married in Ireland, you would be crazy to not make the Wild Atlantic Way a part of your wedding story. For a truly stunning wedding experience, you can’t beat the rugged beauty and magical coves of the Irish coast. Many even make it the start of their honeymoon! Your guests could even make a mini vacation in the days that follow on from the wedding itself. Fall in love all over again, with the incredible scenery and romantic ocean views of the Wild Atlantic Way.
7 Breathtaking Places to Visit on the Wild Atlantic Way
1. Kinsale. This beautiful medieval town is known as the culinary capital of Ireland and is home to a wonderful array of foodie treats. Close by, Ballinacurra House is Ireland’s most unique wedding venue so you can begin your adventure by exchanging your vows here!
2. Mizen Head. Explore the famous 99 steps and cross the unique arched bridge that looks down upon the gorge. Spot seals, kittiwakes, gannets and choughs and, if you’re lucky, you might even see minke, fin and humpback whales!
3. Dursey Island. This little pearl is the most westerly of Cork’s inhabited islands. Dursey is accessed by Ireland’s only cable car, running about 250m above the sea! Take a break from your everyday routine and look out for the dolphins and whales that are frequently spotted in these waters.
4. Derrigimlagh Bog. For a totally different experience, continue around the coast to Connemara and hire bikes to explore this intriguing area, including a visit to the tribute to the first pilots to fly non-stop across the Atlantic before crash-landing (safely) in Derrigimlagh Bog!
5. Mullaghmore Head. This lovely fishing village is host to a stunning sandy beach with great surf and perfect conditions for windsurfing and watersports! Don’t miss the incredible views of the Atlantic – which can also be appreciated from a cosy pub if you prefer!
6. Sliabh Liag. This one is not for the faint-hearted! Walk along the cliffs and visit this sacred area that became a site for pilgrimage for over 1,000 years. The rich history and amazing views of the Atlantic, Donegal Bay and the Sligo Mountains are a real treat to discover.
7. Malin Head. If you’re feeling adventurous or have time for a spectacular honeymoon, you’ll find Malin Head at the end of the Wild Atlantic Way. You can spot some of Europe’s largest sand dunes and a shipwreck from 1889. Visit Hell’s Hole, an impressive tidal chasm, and Ballyhillion beach, which dates back to the ice age and is host to many semi-precious stones.
Ireland’s Finest Wedding Venue on the Wild Atlantic Way
In your search for the perfect venue for your destination wedding, don’t miss Ballinacurra House, a stunning Georgian Manor House with 22 themed bedrooms to ensure your guests enjoy a luxurious weekend as well as being a part of your unique wedding!
Ballinacurra House offers everything you need for the wedding of your dreams, located at Kinsale, the perfect place to start exploring the Wild Atlantic Way. The helpful team at Ballinacurra will be delighted to help you to plan your wedding and honeymoon in the area and can give you the very best advice on where to go and what to see! Call today on +353 (0)21 4779040.