All Blog Posts Tagged 'Tourism' (99)

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 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

Ireland Is Calling And I Must Go

Ireland has been calling to me for many years and last month I finally answered.  My sister, Gloria, our life long friend, Valerie and my newphew Chris and his girlfriend, Morgan, spent nine days (not nearly enough time) visiting Dublin and Northern…

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Added by Honora Wright Weaver on February 22, 2018 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Swans, Armada, and Taphophilia Grab Me in Sligo

It was Monday morning and I was having trouble packing. I woke with a brass band in my head, as Jim says.  After sitting in the shower for a while, I took a panadol, drank some water and went back to sleep. I woke an hour later and slowly started to get ready to…

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Added by The Last Torch on October 14, 2015 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

Harking to the Call of the O'Rourkes

(Sligo street art)

I was stranded for a second day in Grange. When I woke up, I had breakfast on my mind and enjoyed an Irish breakfast with a beautiful view. I had to be out by 11 a.m. as the painter was coming and the…

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Added by The Last Torch on October 10, 2015 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

Enjoying Timeless Glories of Bunratty Castle -- and Mead

My last night in the homeland was spent at Bunratty Castle, a 15th-century tower house in County Clare, on the Ratty river. Caisleán Bhun Raithe meaning Castle at the Mouth of the Ratty. On the grounds of the castle is a folk park, which is just lovely. I…

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Added by The Last Torch on September 29, 2015 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment


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'Just Pure Drama' -- Islands of the Wild Atlantic Way

Among the many islands that scatter the coastline of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, you'll find traditions and cultures proudly being kept alive. Explore just some of these incredible stories!…

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on September 2, 2015 at 7:30am — 2 Comments


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Surf's Always Up on the Wild Atlantic Way

Whether a seasoned waverider or a novice to a surfboard, the Wild Atlantic Way is home to some of the most exhilarating surfing locations in the world including Lahinch, Strandhill and Bundoran. Have a look at …

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 24, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments


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Fun for Couples on the Wild Atlantic Way

As skies of pinks and purple turn to midnight blue, it's the perfect time to take a kayak on West Cork's Lough Hyne. Have a look at more couples activities on the Wild Atlantic Way!…

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 24, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments


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Going Solo on The Wild Atlantic Way in October

"My favourite adventures on the Wild Atlantic Way happened to be in the worst weather." While the sun doesn't always shine in Ireland, you can always have fun on the #WildAtlanticWay.…

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 24, 2015 at 4:30am — 3 Comments


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10 Must-See Locations on the Wild Atlantic Way

Exploring the expansive 2,500-km route of the Wild Atlantic Way can be a formidable prospect.Take a look at our 10 must-see locations to visit along the route! (Pictured here…

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 24, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments


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Awe-Inspiring Cliffs of Downpatrick Head

Looming an impressive 126 feet over the Atlantic Ocean, the awe-inspiring cliffs of Downpatrick Head along the coast of Mayo are an incredible viewpoint out to the crashing seascape. Learn…

Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 24, 2015 at 4:00am — 1 Comment


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The Wild Atlantic Way's Most Enchanting Routes

Weaving breathtaking landscapes with enchanting legends, Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way is surrounded by history and fascinating storytelling. Check out…

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 24, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments


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Catch the Waves (and Greens) at Wild Atlantic Way's Seaside Resorts

Having a famous golf course (voted best in the world and a favourite of Bill Clinton's) would be enough for some towns, but the seaside resort of Ballybunion in Kerry has much more to offer. 16th century castles, seaweed baths and clean, sandy beaches make this a family favourite every year. [Pic via Destination Ballybunion] …

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 13, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

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