The photo above, i took in my back garden this morning, and what a beautiful morning it was. There is nowhere on earth that i would rather be, than Ireland, when the sun shines. It never gets too hot, and rarely get that cold. We recently had what was nicknamed "The Beast from the East" a cold weather spell, with what, for us, was an unusual amount of snow, and it seemed to be the main topic far and wide.
Compared to what people experience in some areas in mainland Europe and in the northern states of the USA, this so called "Beast from the East" was a pussycat. At its worst in most places, there might have been seven or eight inches of snow. There were some areas, close to, and at the foot of the mountains, where it was a lot worse, but in general it was much exaggerated.
The past winter was a bad one, the begining of this year has been a pain in the neck, but the sun is shining again and i am back defending Irish weather. Believe me, it is not nearly as bad as some say. You know the saying, "Give a dog a bad name".
To conclude....you do not come to Ireland for a suntan....but you will not be cooked alive....and you will not freeze to death. You will have the best fresh air on the planet, you will not be eaten alive by mosquito's, or other bugs, bitten by snakes, attacked by any wild animals, you will see the greenest of grass, the most colorful flowers and shrubs, gorgeous trees and forests, refreshing showers of cool rain, and RAINBOWS galore. You can drink our water, eat the best free range meat on the planet, eat the freshest of fish, oysters, mussels,crab, lobster, i could go on.
My own special Motto for my lovely Ireland is
"Ireland is always beautiful, it is just that, some days she wears a different dress."
Remember, you heard that here first.
Lucky you, if you come.
Now to today's program.
From the left here we have Maureen, Jim, Pauline and Rob.
Then it was on to the ancient portal tomb, the Poulnabrone dolmen. God only knows just how old this tomb is, but it is well worth a visit.
Sitting here in the beautiful sunshine on what was a fresh and chilly morning, we have, from the left, Jim, Maureen, Pauline and Rob. Please note, the sunglasses.
Today was a really nice day for all of us, and i do feel sorry for my friends, as they have to leave for Dublin tomorrow, and i do know that they would love to see and do more on this tour. I hope that they have many happy memories of the west of Ireland as their vacation comes to an end, and I hope they have enjoyed it as much as i have enjoyed showing them some of my lovely country. They will just have to come back again, and take up where we left off.
If you would like to make an enquiry yourself, it costs nothing, and it just might turn out to be the holiday of a lifetime.