The Wild Atlantic Way is an impressive 2,500km coastal route along the stunning west of Ireland. It is truly breath-taking, with its mesmerising views out across the Atlantic Ocean, amazing natural beauty and fascinating attractions along the way. To celebrate this touristic attraction Irish Post prepared a colourful quartet of stamps with the images of Ireland’s breath-taking Wild Atlantic Way that will soon be winging their way across the globe.
StampNews.com invites our readers to contemplate the beauty of the Irish attraction with these four bright stamps by An Post.
The set shows Horse Riding at Grange, Co. Sligo, Fly Fishing at Glenbeg Lough in Co. Cork, cycling on the Aran Islands in Co. Galway and surfing at Inch, Co. Kerry. The stamps are available at main post offices, from the philatelic counters at Dublin's GPO and online at irishstamps.ie.
In a hi-tech twist each stamp features Augmented Reality technology and when scanned using a smartphone or tablet with the CEE App installed, allows the user to access additional material on the Wild Atlantic Way.
The Wild Atlantic Way was launched in 2014 and is the world’s longest coastal touring route. The way draws motorists, hikers, cyclists and sightseers to the wealth of rugged beauty along Ireland's Atlantic coast. The route takes in 200 towns and villages, 9 counties, 6 Gaeltacht areas, 26 islands and 15 iconic must-see landmarks.
An Post has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Wild Atlantic project. In May they were part of a joint effort with Fáilte Ireland to launch the Wild Atlantic Way passport. This provides visitors to the west with a recorded souvenir of their journey along some or all of the 188 Discovery Points along the Way.