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 22, 2016

Chauffeurdriven tour of Wild Atlantic way with Dave Hogan and Dovechauffeurdrive

My latest tour with Barbara and Phil, ended today, when we parted company in Bunratty in county Clare, after what was another really lovely tour with a remarkable couple, Barbara who will be55 years married in December, and in this day and age that is something. Congrats to a lovely couple.
We had some great times together, from horse draw jaunting cars in the Gap of Dunloe in Killarney
to open boats on the lakes of Killarney.




Playing with a baby lamb in Dingle
to watching the sunrise over the south coast of Cork in Kinsale.
Tonight it all comes to an end, when they celebrate at a medieval banquet in the famous Bunratty castle. They will be staying close to the castle in the lovely Bunratty Villa, pictured above.
Tomorrow morning they fly out of Shannon airport, a lovely small, but high quality airport, and one i would recommend to anybody who wants to visit the west of Ireland, and the Wild Atlantic Way. If you want to take in Dublin also,as many people do, then you can either fly into Dublin and cover Dublin first, and then fly out of Shannon after touring the Wild Atlantic \Way.
I can only wish Phil and Barbara all the best on their way home.
Travel safely and God Speed, and thanks again for everything.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wild Atlantic way chauffeurdriven tour with Dave Hogan and Dovechauffeurdrive

 Today we made our way to Cove, the harbour at the mouth of the River Lee in Cork. This was the harbour from which the vast majority of our emigrants departed, and was also the last port of call for the doomed Titanic. In this picture we have Barbara and Phil seated, at the foot of the statues of Annie Moore and her two young brothers, the first people to register at Ellis Island in 1892.
 The Cathedral in Cove, which stands proudly over the harbour, and the town of Cove. This is a beautiful church, and well worth a visit.
After leaving Cove, we made our way to the town of Middleton, and the world renowned Jameson's distillery. This is another special place to visit, and you do get to sample some of the whiskeys during what is a most educational tour.
 Here we have my happy friends, in another pose in front of the distillery, with an old copper still on the lawn in the background.
Jim Edwards is one of my favourite pub restaurants, and that was where we ended up tonight, after celebrating a lovely time together over the past few days. Tonight's meal included, cauliflower soup to start, delicious Cod Mornay, with a lovely cheese and cream, and herb sauce, mixed veg, cauliflower, brocolli and courgettes, and carrots, chips (known as french fries by some), and garlic potatoes. What a feast that was, and we failed to clear all of the dishes.
Nobody left hungry.
Tomorrow we head for Bunratty where Phil and Barbara will be enjoying their medieval banquet tomorrow night, before flying out from Shannon airport on Friday morning. Phil and Barbara will be celebrating fifty five years of married life together in December, and after spending this special time with them, it is very easy for me to see why they have managed to accomplish that.
This has been a special tour for me, with two really lovely people. I have been so lucky this year, and would like to think that i have made many new friends. They will certainly be remembered by me.
Thank you all.