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

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Chauffeurdriven tour of Galway City and Connemara with Dave Hogan and Dovechauffeurdrive

All set and ready to begin our second day as we boarded our van outside the Harbour Hotel this morning. Now, they do look happy after their first nights rest. Well they did have a great night in Galway city last night.
Today we were on our way to Connemara, and the famous "Quiet Man Country".

Before we left the city, i took them around to see the infamous "Lynch's Window" which is located in the market area, right in the heart of the town. It was from this very window that the Magistrate Lynch hung his own son, after sentencing him to death for killing a young Spaniard, who had had a fling with the sons bride to be. Nobody would hang the young man as they felt that the young son had been wronged by the Spaniard, so judge Lynch hung him himself. They say that that is where the term "Lynching " originated. You can Google this for the full story.

Our next stop was the magnificent Galway Cathedral, and what a lovely surprise to find that the Cathedral was also celebrating its 50th anniversary, just like George and Loretta were. This cathedral holds the Mother of Perpetual Help in very high esteem, and we have her picture here in the background.
Here we are in front of the main altar, with St Patrick himself in the background. Could we ever have arrived here on a better day?
Can you tell which couple are the real John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara?  This picture was taken in the town of Cong, which was the main location for the film.

Here we have my friends in Keane's pub in Maam in the heart of the Connemara mountains. Note the nearly drained pints of Guinness. I am sure that there is no need to tell you that i had a heck of a job getting them out of there. Guinness have a lot to account for. They did leave peacefully in the end.

Kylemore Abbey is a must when you visit Connemara, and here we are with the magnificent Castle in the background.
 Below we have the Connemara ponies, a wonderful pony, bred freely in this region. These horses have a lovely temperament, and make great ponies for kids, as they are not quiet as large as full horsess and they are easy to control.
Today was a really wonderful day, and one we all enjoyed so much. We even finished off with a sing song in Kinvara later, where we are all staying tonight.
Make sure you come with us tomorrow as we make our way to the Cliffs of Moher, and on the Killarney.