Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Happy New Year everybody from Dovechauffeurdriven vacations Ireland
First of all let me apologise for my lack of attention to my Blog recently. We all get a little off track at Christmas,and during the New Year celebration period, and that is exactly what happened to me. It was not that i was out celebrating every night, or anything like that, as i do nor even drink, but i
was caught up with family and friends, and the time just flew bye. Anyway, i am back again now and heading into the New Year full of optimism. I think that i have good reason for being optimistic as things are definitely looking up here in Ireland. The terrible unemployment figures of over 15% ,at its highest point, has now been reduced to 12:7% , and eventhough that is still not a good figure,, it is moving consistently in the right direction. Foreign investment has suddenly increased dramatically and we can now clearly see that confidence in our Governments efforts to right the economy has grown. Our tourism figures for the last year showed a big increase overall, and the outlook for the coming year is good also. I know from the amount of enquiries i am getting that this looks like being a good year for my company. I have additional help now, with extra drivers and guides, so rest assured everybody will be looked after.
Recently our weather has been really bad with gales and heavy downpours causing a lot of damage. We are being told that this was due to the unreal low temperatures in the USA, the freezing air, on meeting the warm air from the equatorial regions, caused these huge jet stream surges. Whatever caused it, we got it. The good news is that today, at last, was lovely, and we are told that the outlook for the USA seems to be an easing in the cold spell over there.
If you are thinking about coming to Ireland this year, it would be a very good idea to start planning as soon as possible, as the early bird catches the worm. It costs nothing to make an enquiry and there are lots of things to consider if you leave it on the long finger. I like to get my clients booked into the hotels of my choice, and these hotels will only have rooms for so long. I myself can only be with one group at a time, and eventhough i do have back-up, you just might want to travel with me. I only look for a deposit initially, with the balance not due until the month before you come over, and that is most reasonable.
It also gives you time to check me out, if you need to do that, and i can provide you with phone numbers of people in the USA, who have travelled with me in the past, and who are more than willing to give me a reference and speak directly with you, if you wish to call them.
With reference to my photo at the top, the impressive Rock of Cashel is still under renovation and repair, as you can see from the photo. It is a shame that this is taking so long and it really does spoil it. Scaffolding is not exactly what you want in your photo. The sooner they get this work completed the better.
Love to hear from you.