I myself was born and reared in the Republic of Ireland, in the heart of that area now known famously as The Wild Atlantic Way. It is that region all along the Western seaboard of this beautiful island of ours, all along the Atlantic ocean, a land of mighty mountains, magnificent seascapes, boglands, lakes and rivers, and littered with small towns and villages, where you meet the real Irish. Those people who still speak our native Irish language, and people who survived the worst of our horrific famine back in the eighteen hundreds.
How special it is to be able to mingle with these most friendly natives in an old style Irish pub, and strike up a conversation over your pint of Guinness, with some traditional Irish music to complete the perfect setting. This for me is a real Irish holiday, and for so many of my friends from the USA who have come home to see for themselves, all these wonderful places and things they have heard so much about since their childhood.
The following photos are just some samples of some of the wonderful sights you can see on your way along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Above, a beautifully preserved old Norman style round tower castle near the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, with the Aran Islands lying in the wild Atlantic on the horizon.
And finally here we have one of Galways most famous sights, the Spanish Arch, once upon a time, one of the entrance gates to the old Anglo Norman city of Galway.This was the place of my birth, where i went to school, learned my Irish language, became a native speaker, learned my music, my Irish history, and grew to love just everything about Ireland, and about being Irish.
I would love to hear from you, and maybe you just might want to come tour with me, and learn a lot more as we travel together. I know you will love this adventure.