Relax and see Ireland with Dove Chauffeur Drive
Executive chauffeurdriven vacations in Ireland with Dave Hogan and Dovechauffeurdrive
For your own especially designed Tour of the Republic of Ireland/West and South west

Friday, April 16, 2021


Well i can only say that my chauffeurdrive business has been put on hold, like many other businesses, but thank God, i do believe that despite this not being over yet, things are improving, and we are all becoming more optimistic by the day. New case numbers are declining here, and also the death rate, as more and more people are being vaccinated. I myself am patiently waiting for my second jab a week from today, and am ready, and excited to swing back into action as soon as i am required. I think that others in my chauffeurdrive business are also preparing to begin to operate, and the emphasis will be on looking after people who have been vaccinated, and who require our services. I believe that there will eventually be a general requirement for tourists to produce evidence of having been vaccinated before being allowed travel, and to avail of all general facilities such as accommodation, restaurants and pubs, and places of interest. 

Just common sense, and if that does not suit then best to stay where you are. There will be allowance made for people who cannot for health reasons etc have the vaccination, and that is just simple common sense. You go on vacation to have a good time, to relax and enjoy yourself, and to recover from the strain of everyday living, and you cannot do that if you are endangering your life or the life of others.

My poor Golden Retriever, Fionn, (Irish for blonde or fair haired) abiding by government restrictions, as he isolates in his pen). He has no idea what is going on, and all he wants to do is head for the beach nearby and meet his buddies. Well do not worry, he gets to do that twice daily where we live and he is fine. As far as i know anyway, dogs do not get this covid thing . (His pen is just where we put him when we need a break.)

I am a good many years in this business now and have always had the safety and enjoyment of my customers at heart, and there are many people to testify to that. I will continue to do just that.

I am here and waiting for you. If you are thinking about an Irish vacation, just get in touch with me and i will help you to plan it and put it together with you, and we can look forward to enjoying that trip together.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Dave Hogan

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Stay safe and stay well.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The harbour , less than a mile from my home, the destination for my morning walk. Maybe i will get a boat for myself. The bay in this photograph is Kinvara bay, which opens out into Galway Bay, about a mile down to your left here.

 After listening to Dr Ciara Kelly on Newstalk, on Saturday morning, as she reported in on the up to date position of the 100 days walk challenge she set up for her dedicated followers, i could not feel anything but guilty for my own recent "lie down and die" behaviour. They had three days left to go. My exercise recently was my walks to and from the TV, and to and from the bedroom. Of course there was a bit more than that, there was to and from the toilet, and to and from the kitchen table. Her gang had three days to go to complete their 100 days walk, and the one who impressed me most of all was a man of 83, who spoke with great enthusiasm about what it had done for him, and how grateful he was for having decided to be a part of this wonderful idea. Prior to this , he had been doing what i was now doing. Virtually nothing.  Suddenly  i "woke up", and made i could try, that maybe i could do that, and i made the decision to start on Sunday morning. I have done that, and have now just completed day 3. Miraculous, and i am still in one piece. I have been blessed by the beautiful weather we have right now, and it seems to have been like all of this has been set up for me by what many people call a Higher Power. Just look at my photos here, and i am sure that you will see that i am blessed with the beauty which surrounds me where i live. It is a sin not to avail of the mental and physical 
health benefits available to me from living in this place. I love where i live. I never regret having taken time out to have a walk, and yet i find it so hard to just get up, get out, and do it. I have now made a start and will give it an honest try.

A cow in a roadside field with her new baby calf

There are many overgrown fields in my area, as it is all a part of the rugged Burren, an area which at one time had been covered completely by ice.
Al the roads in my area are fenced in by stone walls, such as these here. There are no better stone wall builders than the Irish, or indeed stone mason in general.
This beautiful house is the nearest house to the harbour where my walk ends, and belongs to my friends Cliff and Sally. It is truly a magnificent home built in a magical area. 
This is a view of the house from the pier area at the end of my walk.

Maybe you can come for a walk here with me when you came over. Many of my touring friends have been to my home, and i have no doubt that many of them would love to live in a place like this. It has  never been more appreciated than during this pandemic, the peace and quiet here, the lovely walks where very often i am home again not having met a solitary person. Nobody around, only me and the animals, and the birds. Thank you God.
I hope to continue Blogging, so maybe you can follow me, and witness my progress, or maybe be inspired to get stuck in yourself and do yourself a big favour. 
See you soon.