first_imgThe Harry Blaney Bridge – pic Brian McDaid/Cristeph StudioDONEGAL is set to be the first county in Ireland to get an official extension to the Wild Atlantic Way!The Mulroy Drive – cut off from the new tourist route by the Harry Blaney Bridge – is set to get the seal of approval from Failte Ireland.It won’t be added to the Wild Atlantic Way; but it will be mapped by tourist chiefs from next month as an extra route for tourists to visit. Visitors will be encouraged to take the 22-mile route around Mulroy; instead of using the €20M Harry Blaney Bridge.Paddy Logue, who runs the Cranford Inn, revealed: “We’re over the moon.“We knew we could never be added to the Wild Atlantic Way but this is the next best thing.“Failte Ireland have been brilliant since we first raised this last year; business and community leaders have pulled together and it’s now all systems go!” It means visitors will no longer miss out on the Rockhill Adventure Centre in Kerrykeel, Ashtree Riding Stables, spectacular cycling routes, a new kayaking centre and some of the country’s finest pubs.The new route – complete with map and an App – will be officially launched later this month.The chief executive of Failte Ireland Sean Quinn will travel to Donegal to give the Mulroy Drive the official seal of approval.    REVEALED: DONEGAL TO GET FIRST ‘WILD ATLANTIC WAY’ DETOUR! was last modified: May 7th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalMULROY BAYMulroy DrivetourismWild Atlantic Waylast_img