The Sullivan family in Ireland.
From left: Kaitlyn, Ted, Michael, Terry and Erin.
In Kinvara at last, and standing at the harbour with Dun Guaire Castle in the distant background.
I collected my Sullivan family at Shannon airport early this morning. They were all in great shape, despite their long journey.
The old boat in the background is one of the old traditional Galway Bay boats which were used for both fishing and also as transporters of goods along the west coast of Ireland.
Another lovely picture of my happy family seated on the harbour front in the morning sun. The stone building in the background is Murphy's Store, an old warehouse now converted into a souvenir shop and coffee house.
On the beach at Traught on the outskirts of Kinvara with Galway Bay in the background. This is a very nice beach close to my own home, and a place i like to swim, when i have the time. All of these pictures were taken early this morning and i am afraid that there was a misty haze which did little for the view. The beach is also quiet close to the cottage where the Sullivan's are staying.
At last we, standing outside at the cottage. Here we have Erin and Ted posing for a final photo for me before going for a well earned rest. The rest of the group were already settling in.
This was a very nice first day and we got off to a great start. Later i brought them back into Kinvara to Keogh's restaurant, which is about four miles from their cottage, They were absolutely delighted with their meal there and they had everything from fillet beef, to leg of lamb, sausages and chips (Michael), to fish, and they finished off with desserts of creme brulee and chocolate gateaux, with coffee, at the Pier Head restaurant. Eat your hearts out.
Tomorrow we are off to Connemara and the "Quiet Man" country.
Best wishes from the Sullivan's, to all of their families and pals who are following along with our tour.