Porsche Convoy to Storm Wild Atlantic Way

Porsche Convoy to Storm Wild Atlantic Way

Porsche Club Ireland has teamed up with Fáilte Ireland to send more than 50 Porsches the length of the Wild Atlantic Way, starting at Malin Head on Sunday (17th May 2015). The cars will travel over 2,000 kilometres along the west coast, visiting all 15 Signature Discovery Points, making it the longest ever ‘run’ undertaken by the Porsche enthusiasts club.

Members of Team Porsche Club Ireland with Kieran Twomey, Southern Region Co-ordinator, and Marie Healy, Fáilte Ireland, ahead of their Wild Atlantic Way ‘run’.
Pic by John Sheehan Photography

Porsche Club Ireland is the official Porsche club of the Republic of Ireland and currently has over 350 members. They hold a number of ‘runs’ (driving tours) across Europe each year, and this year they have chosen the Wild Atlantic Way as the backdrop of their 2015 driving tour that will extend across an unprecedented seven days as they travel from Malin Head, Co Donegal, to Old Kinsale Head, Co Cork.

After a brief drive from Muff to Greencastle on Saturday (16th May) the ‘Wild Atlantic Way Run’ will officially begin at 12.00 noon at Malin Head Signature Discovery Point on Sunday (17th May) where all the starting 14 cars will gather in convoy as they depart along Ireland’s longest touring route before finishing up at the fifteenth Signature Discovery Point of Old Kinsale Head on Saturday (23rd May).

Each day’s start sees new cars joining the core group, with 41 cars finishing and ultimately 53 cars having enjoyed a day’s run on the Wild Atlantic Way during the course of this tour. The fleet of cars will take in much of the West Coast’s breathtaking beauty along the way including Sliabh Liag in Co Sligo, Killary Harbour, Galway, the Cliffs of Moher and Loop Head in Co Clare, Dursey Island, Co Kerry, and Mizen Head, Co Cork.

Each leg of the trip will be co-ordinated by different drivers, all of whom are knowledgeable about the area and are experienced drivers. All drivers taking part in the ‘run’ has also been equipped with Wild Atlantic Way route maps and the 150 ‘Secrets of the Wild Atlantic Way’ guide ensuring they don’t miss a thing during their week-long trip. They will also wear Wild Atlantic Way signature jackets and each of the cars involved will carry a Wild Atlantic Way car livery in homage to the Porsche motorsport tradition and the excitement.

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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