Led by researchers at NUI Galway, MOSES partners are examining Blue Growth pathways for sustainable coastal tourism trails along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, 2500-km long planned touring route. Site one, Rathmullan, Co. Donegal, represents communities in the Northern Headlands region of the Wild Atlantic Way. Their proximity to Fanad Head, Malin Head, Lough Swilly and Derry make Rathmullan uniquely qualified as a starting point for tourists wanting to experience the entire route.
Though Rathmullan has seen some increase in tourist numbers since the inception of the Wild Atlantic Way in 2014, its community experiences barriers of seasonality, accommodation, and sufficient funding to maintain changes to meet demands of a rapidly changing tourist market.
The community is strengthened and unified by a working group, Rathmullan the Way Forward, who are engaged in promoting the community for opportunities of festivals, events, volunteering, Tidy Towns, Clean Coasts, and much more!