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Mountain Man John Colter: Surviving 'Naked and Afraid'

John Colter’s leg muscles were burning and his lungs were aching, but he kept his legs moving. As he glanced over his shoulder he could see that most of the Blackfoot warriors chasing him were far behind now, but there was one far ahead of the others,…

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Added by Joe Gannon on August 15, 2018 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Slán to Ireland: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 9

A quiet thread of melancholy hovered over me as I made my way to breakfast on the last morning of my…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 8, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

A Day of History and Reflection: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 8

The final day of my Wild West Clare-Connemara-Galway Tour was a quiet wrap-up to a week of history, myth, legend, song and breathtaking sights.

But quiet…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 5, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A Place To Call Home: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 7

I have discovered Heaven.

Another beautiful, sunny day on the…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 1, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

On Top of the World: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 6

A heat wave has hit Ireland this week, and I’ve managed to acquire a bit of a sunburn…and I’m having the time of my life!

Today I realized a long-held dream. I took a journey to…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 28, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

A Spiritual Journey: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 5

A scorcher in the Wild West of Ireland today, as the country enters a heat wave and I headed out upon a journey of spirituality and self-discovery.

Stony…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 27, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

From Romance to Reality: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 4

Another fabulous day in the Wild West of Ireland that brought out the romantic in me!

Our first stop was the “Quiet Man Bridge,” where John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara played out the…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 27, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

History and Old Hollywood: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 3

A lovely day for a cruise…and that’s exactly what we did!

We left our B&B early and drove through gently-rolling, sheep-dotted hills, while the clouds chased the sun and the sun chased back in a wind-blown game of “Catch me if you…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 25, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Finding History, Inspiration: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 2

The sun shone brightly on the second day of my Clare-Connemara-Galway tour.

We got an early start and headed to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, and it…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 25, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Adventure Begins: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 1

My Clare-Connemara-Galway tour started out with a bang, filled with history, fascinating details that only locals would know, and…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 25, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

4 Things That Might Surprise You About the Wild West of Ireland

When it comes to the Wild West of Ireland, there is plenty to be surprised about.

But according to our alumni “Wild Westies”; or people who travel with us on a Wild West Irish Tour, nothing is more surprising than these top three [technically four] things:

  1. The Fairy Glen…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on December 28, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Heart of the Wild West: Choose Your Own Adventure!

As of today, you now have the opportunity to virtually visit The Wild West of Ireland.

The…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on October 29, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The Mass Rock

One May afternoon a few years ago my wife asked me to come for a walk in the woodland just outside Carndonagh, the Donegal town where she was born. She wanted to show me where she and her friends had played when they were children. By the time we reached the…

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Added by Colm Herron on June 3, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Is Ireland Still There?

Pete Hamill, a prolific writer residing in New York City, was born and raised by parents who had emigrated from Belfast, Ireland. Writing about his first trip to Ireland – a journey not taken till he was a grown man -- he talks about boarding…

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Added by Susan O'Dea Boland on February 28, 2016 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

Create Your Own Irish Culture

If you're reading this, you're probably proud of your Irish Heritage and rightly so. Honoring your family's roots is nothing to laugh at. There are several ways to do this, of course. Varying from studying the Irish…

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Added by David Joyce on December 7, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

'Wild For Ireland': Sharing a Passion for a Place

It's not easy to follow your passion. It's a terrifying thing to take that step, to put yourself out there, to make yourself vulnerable. But it's liberating too.

For my whole life, my first love has been Ireland- her history, her culture. I've traveled there and filled my bookshelves with books that take me back to a place I…

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Added by Jill Fuller on September 27, 2015 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

DO YOU THINK YOU KNOW RUDY?

So you think you know Rudy?

You know he went to Notre Dame, and through sheer perseverance he won a spot on the football squad. Because everyone admired his grit so much, he got to suit up for the last game of his senior year, and he was put in the game for the last two plays. On the last play of the game, he broke through the line and sacked the quarterback. The team lifted him up and carried him off the…

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Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on June 8, 2015 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Songs, Poems & Stories of the Wild West of Ireland

Now I am in the public-house and lean upon the wall,

So come in rags or come in silk, in cloak or country shawl,

And come with learned lovers or with what men you may,

For I can put the whole lot down, and all I have to say

Is fol de rol de rolly O.
– Yeats.

                It’s probably a wince-worthy cliché to begin with a Yeats, but I feel that I must. The songs of Ireland have long since compelled me to dance to their rhythm; the fluting of Yeats and…

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Added by Nicole Samantha Fishkind on June 1, 2015 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

The Wild West of Ireland - You won't forget your first time!

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It didn't crossed my mind the…

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Added by Patricia Eastwood on May 30, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Byways & Backroads of Eire: A New Decade Begins

Lovely Loophead ~ ©2011 C.E. Devine

Ten years! My how the time has flown, it seems like that was just a few months ago.

It all started quite…

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Added by Bit Devine on May 29, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

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