To my many followers, especially those involved in these particular three tours.
Due to a computer error, three of my recent tour Posts were deleted from the Blog, and I am now reposting them.
They were the Blog posts for the following tours:
Phil and Barbara Reichart - Sept 13th- Sept 23rd
Dick Shannon - Sept 27th- Oct 6th
Pat Scanlon - Oct 8th- Oct 13th
Please note the dates of these Posts, as they are not being posted on the actual dates that these tours occurred.
Sincerely, Dave Hogan
Cork city and Kinsale on Irish chauffeurdriven vacation with Dave Hogan - REPOST OCT 8 2016
My latest tour got under way early today at Shannon airport, and these ladies brought the sunshine with them, all the way from New York. My new group consisted of four sisters, Pat, Eileen, Kathy, and Kerry. Kerry's daughter Allison was to join us later in Cork, where she is studying at the moment in the University there. Our program today included a visit to the Sacred Heart Convent in Cork where we had arranged a meeting, with their friend, Sister Mary Mc Manus.
In the picture above we have, from the left, Eileen,
Sister Mary, Allison, Kathy, Pat, and Kerry, standing at the front door of the new convent.
In this picture we have my group pictured on the front steps of the old convent, which has been closed now for some years.
All together with sister Mary, relaxing inside the new convent. This was a very special meeting with a very special lady, sister Mary, who is now ninety years young, and still with a wonderful memory and marvelous personality. A memorable visit.
Back at our hotel in Kinsale, and enjoying the lovely sunshine on the patio at the back of the Mac Donald's hotel.
From the left, Kathy, Kerry, Allison, and Pat.
Kinsale was celebrating it's Gourmet Festival this weekend, and today was Mad Hatter's day there, and our ladies joined this group of party goers for a photo on the street in Kinsale. Despite the fact that they had such a very early start at Shannon this morning, my new group were in great spirits, and lasted the full day, before retiring after a lovely meal together in Jim Edwards pub restaurant in Kinsale.
Tomorrow we will have a relaxing day around Kinsale with a visit for lunch at the Old Head Golf Course, and also take in some of the many sights in this historic town.
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