Jody is talking with Eugene Maher, the Manager of Shannon Ferries, a quirky shortcut along Ireland’s Atlantic Way, connecting Tarbert, County Kerry and Killimer, County Clare. You can also check out my article about Shannon Ferries to learn more.
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About Shannon Ferries:
- Part of the National Route Network
- Not easily seen on popular mapping software
- Take a break from driving and make it an event
- Open 364 days
The Wild Atlantic Way:
- Now in fourth year of existence as a brand initiative
- An initiative to get locals and tourists to explore the west of Ireland
- Highlights all the hidden gems and attractions worthy of visiting
- Although in its infancy, has had much success in bringing locals and tourists together for a unique experience of sights, sounds, and tastes
- Bringing benefits to businesses along the route, strengthening the western region of Ireland
- Allows you to see places and sights full of culture, heritage, and history you wouldn’t know to seek out for yourself.
- Non-commercialized, unspoiled, and eco-friendly destination
- An example of the Wild Atlantic Way’s effort to move away from ‘marquis’ destinations and open up the raw, unspoiled areas to visitors
- Educates visitors that exploration is ok, seek out the cultural Ireland not widely known
More About Shannon Ferries:
- Runs every day of the year except Christmas Day
- High season (May – September) two ferries running, one ferry the remainder of the year
- Inland ferry service not terribly affected by weather
- Follow the signs for the ferry from Clare or Kerry
- Purchase tickets in advance at ShannonFerries.com.
3 Places to Visit in Ireland:
- Inishowen Peninsula and Donegal – great place for golfers
- The lighthouses of Loop Head – offers walkers and explorers peace and serenity
- Dunmore East in Waterford – beautiful old-world fishing village with pubs, restaurant, and fabulous beach
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