Relax and see Ireland with Dove Chauffeur Drive
Executive chauffeurdriven vacations in Ireland with Dave Hogan and Dovechauffeurdrive
For your own especially designed Tour of the Republic of Ireland/West and South west

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ashford Castle, the Burren, and the Cliffs of Moher.

Today was our day in county Clare, where we drove through the Burren, a barren region of limestone mountains, which were once upon a time the ocean floor. This area is bordered on the western Atlantic side by the awesome cliffs of Moher.

We began our journey at Ashford castle,where David and Carrie, had stayed last night, and the picture above was taken in one of the ground floor lounges.

This beautiful room, also on the ground floor, is used mainly for private groups for meetings or for special dining.

The day today was extremely foggy as we set out on our journey, and that is just about the worst type of weather you could have when going to see the Cliffs. In the picture above we have David and Carrie together at the memorial bronze in the town of Cong which commemorates the great "Quiet Man" movie.

Miracle of miracles, the sun broke through as we neared the cliffs .The town of Lisdoonvarna, in the heart of the Burren, is famous for its matchmaking ,where people would congregate after the harvest in the fall to find a partner, wife or husband. It was a time of great celebrations, and the professional matchmakers would try to find the perfect match for people. Believe it or not, this still goes on, and September is the month, if you are thinking about testing your luck. Many men travelled from the USA over the years, and travelled home again with a good hard working Irish girl.

Unfortunately the sun was behind David and Carrie here, which did not help my photo, but you can still see the great cliffs.

Now with the sun behind me, you can clearly see just how lovely our day was. This tower, O'Brien's tower, is located at the top of the cliffs

I think that this is a lovely picture, and it shows Carrie and David, relishing the superb sunshine, the fresh air, and the magnificent views at the top of these very special cliffs.

The flags wave proudly in the wind at the cliffs today with the Irish flag in the centre, accompanied by the flag of the European Union on the left, and the County Clare banner on the right.

Today was another great day for all of us, and we were truly blessed by the weather.
David and Carrie send their love to all back home and hope that they are enjoying following us on our tour in the west of Ireland.