Belfast and WAW on ‘Cool List’

Belfast and the Wild Atlantic Way feature on the National Geographic Traveller (UK) “Cool List” of the 30 most exciting destinations to visit in 2024.

Welcoming the news, Alice Mansergh, Tourism Ireland’s Chief Executive Designate, said: 

“Next year, we’ll be promoting Belfast 2024, which will see a programme of cultural events take place across the city. And 2024 marks the 10th anniversary of the Wild Atlantic Way. Of course, the heritage and scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way span millennia, but it’s certainly nice to take a moment to celebrate this iconic route, which came together into one 10 years ago next year.”

Commenting on Belfast, National Geographic Traveller said: 

“A long-promised year of culture comes to the home of the Titanic … Most details are still under wraps, but Belfast’s riverfront and maritime heritage will loom large, with a mass boat-building initiative, among others. Winding for 1,600 miles along the rugged west coast, the Wild Atlantic Way has become one of Europe’s most exciting road trips, not least because it ticks off some of Ireland’s most memorable experiences … It’s celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2024, and a string of new experiences along its route means there’s more to enjoy than ever.”