Thursday, February 27, 2014
Stormy weather in Ireland with Chauffeurdriven vacations/private guided tours
Those of you who follow my Blog regularly will know that Killarney, and the south west of Ireland, hold a special place in my heart. Eventhough i am not actually from there, i have grown to love it very much. For me, the west and south west of Ireland have the most spectacular scenery. This particular coast has been battered for centuries, resulting in the rugged coastline, the isolated offshore islands, the beautiful mountains, and the glacial lakes and rivers, and a hardy people with a great love for life. The small towns and villages are where you can meet the real Irish, the Irish speaking Irish, the people with the real love for our traditional music and dance. I would never want to be anywhere else other than here.
It was this area that bore the brunt of the recent storms which caused severe damage all along the west and south western region. There was damage further inland in many areas but it was along the coast that the worst of the damage was done. Huge numbers of people were without electricity for days and all forms of communication suffered with nobody having access to phones or broadband. The coastal defences, for what they were, proved useless against the might of the ocean waves and millions of Euro in damage has left local areas with a real problem. The Killarney National Forest Park suffered badly with many trees, some hundreds of years old, were simply torn out of the ground. The severe wet weather, which had preceded this storm, had left the ground so soft that the trees roots had nothing to hold on to. The Adare Manor estate lost some 231 magnificent old trees and the full extent of the damage has yet to be measured.
Our weather remains unsettled, but it has calmed down a lot and eventhough it is a mix of cold and wet, it looks to be improving. Lets hope that by St Patrick's day the sun will be shining again.
My chauffeurdriven tours will be under full steam again in the days ahead and we are all prepared for the influx of visitors for the St Patrick's day period. I will be on tour myself,as will my drivers, and we will be covering many of Ireland's most popular areas from Dublin to Connemara, to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren of county Clare. From Ashford castle to Achill Island, Knock, and Westport, and my own favourite, Galway City, the city of my birth. I will be in Dingle, the Ring of Kerry and the magnificent Adare Manor in the beautiful town of Adare. My base for the south is normally Killarney and eventhough it has been badly affected by the storms, it is beautiful beyond the imagination. We go where our clients want us to go. Come and see it for yourself.
If you want to come to Ireland, and if you want to really enjoy your vacation in a relaxed manner, with a driver who knows his roads, and his country, and who will be your guide while you are here, then i think that you need look no further, as we are here and waiting for you.
All you need to do to get the ball rolling is drop me a line, let me know what you have in mind, and i will lead you from there.
I look forward to hearing from you.