In the shadow of Sligo’s Benbulbin mountain, the Atlantic crooks inward onto Irish shores at Streedagh beach. A walk along this stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way offers an encounter with geologic time, pre-history and centuries of Irish participation in world affairs.
When we visited Ireland last fall, a major highlight for me was a guided walk along the bluffs above Streedagh with Auriel Robinson of SeaTrails. A maritime archeologist, Auriel is both knowledgeable and passionate about her subject.
A geology lesson
The world stage
Auriel– an ambassador for the Wild Atlantic Way–guides visitors on walking, cycling and horseback tours along Sligo’s rough-and-ready coast. It’s an energetic, enjoyable way to down some history!
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Thanksto Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland, who hosted our group of TBEX travel bloggers, for an advance look at the Northwest section of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, and to Sligo Tourism for introducing us to local attractions and people. The SeaTrails walk was a highlight of our trip!