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The Wild Atlantic Way (Irish Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin) is a tourism route on the west coast of  Ireland that runs for 2,500 km (1553 miles) passing through nine Counties and three provinces. Stretching from County Donegal in the North to County Cork in the south and running through Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Galway. Clare, Limerick and Kerry - all on the rugged west coast of Ireland overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

The Special Event finished on 31/12/2017 and the call is no longer on air.  Thanks to all those who participated.  All calls with EI55WAW have now been uploaded to LOTW.

QSL requests via Clublog or the Buro.  Requests for a Direct QSL should be made via Clublog or direct to EI6AL enclosing $2, €2 via paypal to payments@irts.ie

A Certificate will be made available for download to any station that works all nine calls, any band any mode.  Sample below.  Apply by email to QSL manager EI6AL giving name, call and mode (Mixed/CW/SSB/Digital).  A certificate can be sent by post - send €5 ($5) to cover postage either direct to EI6AL or via Paypal to payments@irts.ie

The call EI55WAW is associated with County Galway, bordered to the north by Co Mayo and to the south by Co Clare.  Located near Clifden in Co Galway is Derrygimlagh blanket bog - a significant stop on the Wild Atlantic Way.  This is where Marconi set up the first permanent Trans-Atlantic Radio Station.  Commercial signalling commenced between Clifden and Glace Bay in Canada in October 1907.  At its peak several hundred people worked there and its remnants can still be seen.  In 1919 Derrygimlagh Bog was again in the news when Captain John Alcock (pilot) and Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown (navigator) crash-landed their Vickers-Vimy biplane behind the Marconi Station at Derrygimlagh.

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