My season really gets underway from next week onwards, and i am looking forward to meeting so many new friends all the way from the USA. I do get some visitors from other areas also, but most of my business comes from American. We do have so many people of Irish descent over there, so it is not surprising that my business receives so much attention from that area. This is also a time of the year when i look back at memories of previous years and those who travelled with me at this time. I have so many fond memories of the new friends i have gathered in past years. For those of you reading this, i miss you all.
This is a really beautiful time of the year in Ireland, as the countryside is ablaze with colour. We have such a wonderful array of natural flowers decorating our rich countryside. We have the new born lambs, the gorgeous calves, the birds.
I live in the countryside in county Galway, on the western side of the country, and i wake every morning to the natural sounds in the farming area where i live. The singing of the birds, the bleating of lambs, and the mooing of the cows, and calves. How blessed i am.
Yesterday morning, sadly, i was awakened by a loud bang on my bedroom window. I knew a bird had hit the window, as this was a noise i had heard before. When i went out to see if he was ok, the poor little thing was already dead.
He was a little Chaffinch, one of the most common garden birds in Ireland. At least he did not suffer, as he must have died instantly from the blow he received.
The beauty of nature is sometimes tempered by the hard side of life, something we all learn as we travel along in our own separate journeys.
Ireland has so much to offer, and my touring centers mainly on the rural side of Ireland and Irish life. I do include cities also, as many of my clients like to spend a couple of days in Dublin or elsewhere, and i always try to oblige, but i do find that the real beauty of Ireland, for me, is the West and South west of our country. Places such as Connemara, the Aran Islands, the Burren of county Clare, and the Cliffs of Moher. County Kerry, the famous Ring of Kerry, and the Dingle peninsula, the Gap of Dunloe, and the lakes of Killarney. The south coast, west Cork, Kinsale and Blarney. The town of Cobh (Cove) from where the vast majority of our emigrants sailed many years ago on their way to the New World.
Why not begin to plan now for that trip you have always wanted to make to your ancestral home.
Let me help.
We can plan your vacation together.
Do contact me if you need assistance.