Relax and see Ireland with Dove Chauffeur Drive
Executive chauffeurdriven vacations in Ireland with Dave Hogan and Dovechauffeurdrive
For your own especially designed Tour of the Republic of Ireland/West and South west

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Ritchey in Kinsale and Dromoland

My tour with Diane and Terry Ritchey ended today when we parted company at Dromoland Castle in County Limerick, where there will be staying for their final night in Ireland before flying out from Shannon airport tomorrow morning on their return to the USA, after what i hope was a really lovely tour for them. They were wonderful to be with and i would love to have the pleasure of a return visit from them at any time in the future.
We  started out from Kinsale after breakfast this morning, but before leaving, we visited the fort overlooking the harbour.
The morning was beautiful, as you can see from this lovely picture of Diane,, sitting on the low wall at the fort, which overlooks the harbour and the town of Kinsale.

Dromoland castle is one of the major five star castle hotels in Ireland and is very convenient for a final night's stay, if you wish to treat yourself. 
Finally i would like to thank Terry and Diane for the wonderful time we had together, and also for being such great fun to be with, and wish them a happy and safe return home.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Ritchey on Dave Hogan tour in Kinsale

This morning we departed from Killarney, after spending three fun days and nights in that area, and began our journey south into County Cork. Our first destination was the town of Midleton, and the Jameson distillery there. This is a special place, and a world famous distillery. The tour of this distillery is really a worthwhile  experience, and one i would highly recommend.
 Diane and Terry on their arrival at the Jameson Distillery.
 Then it was on to Cove, the famous harbour at the mouth of the river Lee, below Cork city. This was the harbour where the vast majority of our emigrants sailed from on their way to the New World, and the USA. It was also the last port of call for the tragic Titanic.
In this picture above we have Terry and Diane, seated on the base of the statues of Annie Moore and her two young brothers, the first people to register on Ellis Island in 1892.
 Terry and Diane together, outside the Cove Heritage center.
 We later made our way to the town of Kinsale where we were staying tonight, and here we have my happy pair, enjoying the views from the patio of the hotel.
A view of the setting sun over Kinsale in the fading light.