Monday, March 4, 2013
Private tours in the West and South West of Ireland
For those of you who think that it always rains in Ireland, this photo of Lough Leane, one of Killarney's beautiful lakes, just makes nonsense of that lie. Yes, we do get our share of rain, but we also can enjoy many periods of lovely sunshine. It is the mixture of both that ensures that we have such beautiful greenery, such an abundance of magnificent flowers and colorful shrubs and heathers, and air as clean as you will find anywhere on this planet. Even when we do have wet weather, those days are more inclined to be showery than non stop rain. We have just gone through one of the driest February's that i can remember with little or no rain for the last three weeks. I took the above photo myself from the back of the clubhouse at Killarney's Golf Club on a lovely Summer's morning. There was a gentle breeze, a clear blue sky, with cotton bud clouds decorating the heavens. I think that if you go back through previous posts on my Blog you will see that there are many photos there where you can clearly see that the sun was shining, and even when it is not, Ireland still has a beauty all of its own.
In the West of Ireland, you are never far from quiet and peaceful places, little travelled mountain roads and valleys, forest walks and mountain streams. We do have interesting cities and historic places that are worth seeing, but i am most at home in the wild and unspoiled areas of the West and South West of the country. Wonderful places like Connemara, the Aran Islands, The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher, Dingle, The Ring of Kerry and the Gap of Dunloe, and all the way around the south coast. I love all the small towns, and the country folk who always have time for a chat, and welcome it. They want to know just as much about you as you do about them. Make sure you have time to spare, if you stop up to ask them for information. The pubs are also full of life at night and you will always find someplace where you can enjoy some traditional Irish music, or just a good old chat and a laugh.
Ireland has become more and more popular for surfing as we have some of the best waves in the world. This should not come as a surprise as we have three thousand miles of open Atlantic beyond our western shores. Your journey down along the western seaboard is just a series of beautiful seascapes, such as the above. Just make sure that you bring your warm sweater and your light rainwear. Have you ever walked in the Irish rain? Some people travel to places where they can enjoy never-ending sunshine, beaches where they can lie and get suntanned, or should i say sunburned, but give me a cool fresh Irish day and a walk in the light Irish rain, anytime. You are never going to be overcome by the heat here in Ireland, and you will never run out of fresh air.
If you are interested in coming to Ireland, and just do not want to drive, if you want to have somebody who knows his country inside out and who will help you to plan a holiday tailored to whatever period of time you have available, then just send me message. I will also look after all of your accommodation requirements, all you have to do is get here. It may be anything from a short break or a couple of weeks, if i am available, i will look after you.
I look forward to hearing from you.