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

Monday, May 21, 2018

Touring Ireland with Dovechauffeurdrive and Dave Hogan

Apologies for the absence of my Blogging, as i was on tour, and my laptop let me down, and i could not download my pictures. My tour with Debra Bisek and her family has now finished, and i am going to include a number of pictures on this Blog from the areas we visited since i Blogged last.
This was a really lovely tour with really wonderful people, and i know that they appreciated our time together. I miss them already.
Ross Castle is a restored Norman tower castle on the shores of Lough Laune in Killarney and is another must to see while in Killarney. Here we are, all eight of us with the castle in the background.
The Celtic steps show at the racecourse in Killarney, is a very special Irish show featuring wonderful Irish dancing, the best of traditional musicians, accordion player, Uileann pipes,  the Bodhran hand held drum, banjo and guitar player, keyboard player and a lovely traditional Irish singer. This you have to see.
In the picture above we have, from the left, a male and a female dancer, then Chris and Debra, then the wonderful accordion player Sharon Langston, all pictured together after the show.
The town of Waterville on the Ring of Kerry, was a favourite holiday destination for Charlie Chaplin and here we have my pals, all lined up with Charlie, on the seafront at Waterville.
Chris, preparing to take another picture of the offshore islands in the Atlantic from Cumakiska, on the hillside above Waterville.
The famous Daniel O'Connell, known as the Liberator, lived in this house in Derrynane on the Ring back in the mid eighteen hundreds. Daniel was one of our really great patriots, and was responsible for bringing about many significant concessions for the Irish Catholics.
Ron and Mary, pictured together on the Ring of Kerry at the famous Ladies View.
Ron and Mary at the lovely Torc Waterfall just outside Killarney.
Tim and Debra, pictured together at the same spot.
The famous Muckross in Killarney where Queen Victoria stayed during her brief visit to Killarney during the eighteen hundreds.
The Dingle peninsula is one of my own special places, and a visit to the ancient beehive huts there is a must. At my favourite spot you can get to hold a baby lamb. Here we have Theresa, in the middle, holding her lamb, while Cathy, on the left, and Chris on the right hold these two gorgeous baby border collies.
Chris with her adorable collie. I'm Jealous.
One of our nights in the lovely Indian restaurant in the center of Killarney. The two kids in the picture, Aroosh and Isheal, are the offspring s of the owners. This is a great place if you like Indian, Thai or Chinese food. The owners, Imran and his wife Faiza, are lovely people and personal friends of mine. It will not do you any harm if you mention my name there.
The views as you make you way around the Dingle peninsula are really beautiful. and here we have Debra, pictured with the rugged Atlantic coastline in the background.
The historic Gallarus chapel is reputed to be one of the oldest and smallest churches in Christian Ireland. well worth a visit if you visit the Dingle peninsula. In this picture, from the left, we have, Yours truly, Mary, Debra and Ron.
This lovely beach on the Dingle peninsula at Inch, featured in that great Irish movie Ryan's daughter. Here we have, on the left, Debra, and Theresa.
The lovely and very famous Blarney Castle is a most popular place for many to visit, and here we have my pals in the grounds of the castle with the castle in the background.
Annie Moore and her two small brothers were the first people to register on Ellis Island back in eighteen ninety two, and in this picture we have, from the left, Theresa, Debra, Chris, Cathy and Tim.
A visit to the world renowned Jameson Distillery in Midleton in County Cork, is a very special visit indeed, and it was a must for our party. Here they are once again, all set for their visit. From the left we have, Cathy, Chris, Debra, Theresa, and Tim.
You do get a chance to sample various whiskeys on the tour, followed by a nice special after your tour in the bar. They do look happy.
All together in the sun, with Kinsale harbour down below in the background.
Another beautiful picture of Debra, Tim , and Theresa, with the harbour and town of Kinsale in the background. Our weather all through this trip was really lovely.

  Just had to add this picture of two desserts, mine (nearest) and Tim's, with the strawberries, in the background. Chris looks like she is ready to pounce. They were delicious.
After the event, they did not last long.

This tour has now ended, sadly i must add, and my new friends are now safely at home once again, and i know that they had a lovely time.
Thanks for choosing me. You will always be more than welcome, if you choose to come back again someday.
Take care, and stay well.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Touring Ireland with Dovechauffeurdrive and Dave Hogan.

Tour the West, with the best.
Dovechauffeurdrive have received accolades, and recognition as being just that over the past twenty years, and we can refer you to many people in the USA who have toured with us, and will verify that. We really do work hard at making your Irish experience one to remember.
I am Dave Hogan, and would love to make myself available for you, if i can help you in any way.
My present tour, with a family group from Minnesota, is one that i am really enjoying very much, and we are having a lot of fun. This group was referred to me by a lady from Minnesota, who had toured with me in the recent pass. The vast majority of my tours come to me now through referrals, and that must be saying something,  and here i would like to especially thank all of my dear friends in the USA for sending their families and pals my way.
Today we were in the Burren of County Clare, and the Cliffs of Moher.
 My party, pictured inside the old Corcomroe Abbey, which dates back to the late eleven hundreds. It is located on the edge of the Burren close to Kinvara.
From the left here, Theresa, Debra, Kathy, Mary, Chris, Tim, Ron, and yours truly.
 Here we have, from the left, Ron, Kathy, Tim, Theresa, and Mary, pictured with the old Abbey in the background.
 A lovely picture of Chris, with the ancient Poulnabrone Dolmen, a burial tomb, in the background.
 Mary and Theresa at the same spot.
 The Burren is renowned for its grand selection of rare flowers. The flowers pictured here are not rare ones, as the rare ones have not bloomed just yet. I thought that these dandelions and primroses were lovely though.
 Lisdoonvara, the famous Matchmaker town, was our next stop, and Tim and Deb just had to have a little dance in the center of the town, with the statues of the dancers in the background.
 The whole group together here , now showing more of the statues, the dancers and the musicians.
 The famous Matchmaker pub. Anybody looking for a husband or a wife? The great Matchmaking festival takes place right through September into early October. Not to be missed.
 Then it was on to the Cliffs, and here we are again, all together on this lovely sunny day in Ireland.
 Another different view of the cliffs. From the front here we have, Ron, Chris, Kathy, Mary, Debra and Tim. Where are you Theresa?

This turned out to be a really nice day, with lovely fresh air, and beautiful sunshine, and a great lunch in Gus O'Connor's pub in Doolin.
What more could you want.

Would you like to experience a vacation like this? Just drop me a line.