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 via Clublog or 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 EI22WAW is associated with the County of Leitrim, the county with the smallest population of any Irish County. Ruled in ancient times by the O'Rourke and O'Reilly clans, rich with iron ore and coal, its population showed rapid decline during the Great Famine in the mid 19th Century. Leitrim in modern times has the reputation as one of the most beautiful and friendly counties in Ireland.