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Monday, October 26, 2020

Still battling the virus in Ireland


On the beach on the Dingle peninsula in county Kerry. Plenty of fresh , and clean air, here.

 This ongoing problem with the Corona virus continues to create havoc worldwide, and we are no different here in Ireland. Maybe our approach to it is different than some other countries, but in general, the public at large are doing their best to stay as safe as is possible. We had brought it down to an acceptable level, but then, like many other countries, we took our foot off the pedal, and away it went again. This has now resulted in a further lockdown, and already, eventhough we have only gone to serious lengths over the past few days, we seem to have begun to slow it down again. Like many other countries we are going through a learning process, and hopefully learning from our mistakes. There will be no practical solution to this until we develope a safe vaccine, and there seems to a growing optimism that that will happy in the not too distant future. I, like the vast majority of people here, am doing my utmost to stick to the suggested ways of staying safe, the way that is suggested by our medical experts. This way actually makes life a lot more pleasant for me as i mask up, keep my distance with others when i go shopping, continue to wash my hands regularly etc, go for my walks with my dog, and so far i have remained well. There is no doubt that we do have a say in remaining safe. No guarantees, but i choose the guidance of our experts here in Ireland. My touring is on hold for now, but i look forward to resuming that when things change.

Just an ordinary day in Ireland. At least these guys are staying on their own side of the road, the opposite side to the USA of course.

I am continuing to look forward with great optimism to things changing in the New Year, and hope that that is the way it goes for all of us. 

I do feel for all of my friends in the USA at this troubled time, as you have the added unpleasantness of a Presedential election to deal with, but that will be sorted out in the not too distant future.

If you require any information with regard to any plans you may have with regard to a possible Irish vacation in 2021, just send me a message, or call me, and i will take it from there.

This is a time for all of us to try to work together, as peoples nerves are frayed with all that is going on. I really feel for all of those families who have lost a dear one and thank God for keeping so many of us safe thus far. 

I keep you all in my prayers.

Stay safe, and stay well.

Your Irish pal


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Dovechauffeurdrive, planning for the future

 Time to get to work on your Irish Vacation with Dovechauffeurdrive, Ireland's finest operators.


Our 2020 touring season, which was severely disrupted by the Corona Virus, is now coming to an end. It would be more accurate to say that it never really got under way at all this year,. It would have been highly irresponsible to try to offer a service which could in no way be described as safe, for either the customer or the operator, so we just explained the position here in Ireland to our clients, and offered to continue to work with them, and provide for them, as soon as the situation became safe once again. 

This is always the time of year when enquiries start to come in for the the coming year, and that is what i expect to be happening anytime now. I am here, and will be only delighted to begin to plan with you for a possible tour in 2021. Starting now, we can ensure that you have put a hold on your reservation, and avoided the disappointment of refusal for the dates you have in mind in 2021. It may seem to be very early at this point in time, but the dates get gobbled up, once things start moving. It is hard to be deadly accurate with your choice of dates, and this i allow for, but once i know that you are serious about your plans, i hold dates, and will give you the first option on them if another party want the same dates. If you change your mind, it will not cost you anything, unless you try to cancel two months before your tour date.

Here we have a picture of the famous "Quiet Man cottage" in Cong in county Mayo where most of that movie, which starred John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, was filmed. 

Another problem at this time of course, is flight reservations, as i doubt if you will be able to do that at this time. I need a reasonable idea of the time frame you will have available, and i will hold dates for you with flexibility. Making hotel reservations at this time will also be difficult, as prices for this at this time are as of yet unavailable. We will have to trust one another, but bear in mind that i do not ask for any advance money, until we are a the stage where we are ready to commit.

I am ready, and my team of qualified driver /guides are rearing to go, after a season which led to nothing but frustration. We all love what we do, and we do it well. I can put you in touch with many people in the USA who will vouch for us. 

The ancient beehive huts in Dingle in County Kerry, once upon a time the homes of fishermen and farmers. 

Ireland has so much to offer. Send me your phone number, and i will call you, or write to me, and we can take it from there. Now you can commence to put together with our professional help, the vacation of a lifetime. I look forward to hearing from you  soon.