IRTS C/O David O'Connor
The Wild Atlantic Way (Irish Sl an Atlantaigh Fhiin) is a tourism route on the west coast of Ireland that runs for 2,500km (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.
From 1st January to 31st December 2017 Irish Radio Amateurs will be on air with nine special calls - EI11WAW through to EI99WAW. Each call will be associated with one of the counties making up the Wild Atlantic Way. Each call will have its own distinctive QSL card depicting a highlight of the county linked to the call.
QSL requests via Clublog or the Buro. Requests for a Direct QSL should be made via Clublog, or direct to EI6AL enclosing $2, or 2 via Paypal to email@example.com.
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 for all calls (Mixed/CW/SSB or Digital). A certificate can be sent by post - send 5 ($5) to cover postage either direct to EI6AL or via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
The call EI66WAW is associated with county Clare. Clare is a county in western Ireland with terrain ranging from rolling countryside to a craggy Atlantic coastline. Atop the 213m-high Cliffs of Moher, OBriens Tower offers sweeping ocean views. The Burren, a uniquely rocky wilderness area, shelters Stone Age monuments and ancient churches. Outside the gateway town of Shannon, 15th-century Bunratty Castle and its folk park reenact medieval-era banquets and 19th-century village life.
Guglieimo Marconi, the pioneer of radio communication (1871 to 1935) had an Irish mother, Annie Jameson, one of the famous Jameson Whiskey distilling family. His first wife Beatrice O'Brien was the daughter of Lord Inchiquin of Dromoland Castle, County Clare.