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Cheers at Wild Atlantic Way

Actor George Wendt and his wife and his wife Bernadette recently visited County Clare and went on a trip along the Wild Atlantic Way including The Cliffs of Moher.
“Who is George Wendt?” I hear you say. Well, you know him better as Norm Peterson, the best customer of the bar in “Cheers”. He appeared in all 275 episodes.
Watch their reaction to what they encountered on the west coast of Clare:

The Wild Atlantic Way is   a long-distance touring route which stretches all the way from Donegal to Cork and has numerous points of interest along the way. The route is well signposted and you can see the logo on hundreds of road signs in all the counties along the way.
wild atlantic way road signThe Co. Clare section of the Wild Atlantic Way is 230km long going from Kinvarra on the Galway border to the Killimer Tarbert Ferry where visitors can continue along the route as it stretches into Kerry and Cork.

There are so many things to see and do in the Clare section of the route alone that you could take up to 2 weeks to complete taking in the famous locations like The Burren, The Cliffs of Moher, Doonbeg, Lahinch and Kilkee and in that time you can visit the towns and villages of Kilrush, Carrigaholt, Quilty, Spanish Point, Miltown Malbay, Liscannor, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna, Kilfenora, Corofin and Ballyvaughan – all with their unique attractions.

Some worthwhile visits along the route include The Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre at Kilrush, Scattery Island Monastery, Carrigaholt Castle, Loop Head Lighthouse, Vandeleur Walled Garden, Aillwee Cave and Poulnabrone Ancient Dolmen. Golf, surfing, fishing, boating, diving and walking along some of the many marked trails are among the outdoor activites you can pursue along the way.

Norm gave it the thumbs up. So why not spend a few days in West Clare and say “Cheers!”


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