Coming to Ireland is the long time dream for many people, and being properly advised on how to go about that is most important.
You can end up getting your advice from unreliable sources and this can lead to anything from a bad experience, to a disaster.
There are many pitfalls. You have choices. Will you take a bus tour, maybe a slightly less expensive way, or will you make all of your own arrangements? Will you hire a car and drive yourself?Have you been here before, and do you know what our roads are like, and what our cars are like?
Will you know how to be properly prepared and what clothing to bring? What is the best time of the year, if you have a choice?
Where exactly will you be going, and what are the best things to see and do? Where are the best places to stay, and the best places to eat, and what will you eat here?
The west and southwest of Ireland are the real Ireland for me. A visit here anytime in the Springtime, Summertime, or the Autumn, (The Fall to Americans) can be beautiful. The daylight hours give you more time to see and enjoy more, and the chances of better weather are also a lot higher. The Springtime and the Fall are less crowded and many people like that, eventhough it is never that bad.
Our western seaboard is also renowned for it wonderful sea food, and many people love that. The people in the rural areas are so friendly, and love to have a chat with you. Our larger cities are more of a mixed population , like many other cities in the western world now. Most people really find that meeting, and mixing, with the native Irish, is a major part of why they come here.
I love Kerry and Cork, Clare and Galway, the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher, Dingle, Kinsale. I could go on and on.
What about the cost of the insurance when you get to collect your car? The choices vary, but you better get the full comprehensive or you could end up with a very expensive bill.
Can you afford to get someone like me to take you around. Don't be frightened, it may be much better value than you think, and it costs nothing to ask.
When it comes to clothing, nothing fancy needed at all, smart casual is fine almost everywhere, unless you are going really fancy, five star castles etc
Pack warm undergarments, a sweater or two, and light rainwear.
Places to stay? That is where you can really benefit when using someone like me. I only use top class accommodation, and i get it at a better price than you will. I also know all the best places to eat, and the best places to shop, and of course the best pubs.
Maybe you have questions for me? Well just let me know and i will try to help if i can. Maybe you can see that there is much that i have to offer, which will make your vacation a real hassle free vacation.
Maybe we will get to meet. I would like that.