Sunday, March 12, 2017
Car and driver guide in Ireland. Executive chauffeurdriven tours with Dave Hogan
Welcome to my Blog. I have a few more nice pics for you, and a little more information. First of all, that old chestnut, Irish weather. Let me tell you that our weather here at the moment is really lovely, mild and sunny, with occasional showers to keep all of those negative people who say that it always rains in Ireland happy. We have had one of the mildest winters ever this past winter. Anybody planning to visit this St Patrick's day, could be in for a treat.
When is the best time to come to Ireland? I do not encourage people to come during the months of November,December, or January, and February, but outside of that, you can have nice weather at any time. I have also toured in thise months that i do not recommend and have had lovely weather. That is Irish weather, unpredictable, but rarely extreme. This is not a country to come to for a sun tan, but i love Irish weather, never too hot and never too cold. Yes we do get rain, but i like Ireland to remain green, and beautifully adorned with a magnificent array of flowers and shrubs, most of them wild.
The picture above?This is a Currach, the traditional west of Ireland fishing boat, which was used by the local fisherman for centuries, and is still used by many of them. It is an extremely light boat, which rides the waves, and is much safer than the ordinary rowing or sailing boats. Note the three rows of seats, you can have from one to three oarsmen in this boat. The prow of the boat is tilted upwards, which enables the boat to rise up and over the waves. The Atlantic seas are extremely stormy at times and many fishermen have lost their lives trying to feed their families. Despite the fact that these boats are much safer than the ordinary boat they take skillful handling.
A little bit of nostalgia thrown in here for you, this is the dance hall where my Dad met my Mom, about fifteen miles outside Galway city. I think that things have changed a little since then.
The Dingle peninsula. on a wild Winter's day with the Blasket islands in the distance.
This picture helps my business no end. This is the road over the Conor Pass on the Dingle peninsula. The fact that it is a two way road might give you a better idea of what you face, and maybe encourage you to drop me a line.
I would love to hear from anybody who is planning to come our way. It costs nothing to enquire. It just might be the answer to your prayers.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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