All Blog Posts Tagged 'travel' (32)

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

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

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

For the Ireland of Ages Past, Go to the Far North

By John Yacobian

Special to TheWildGeese.com

John Yacobian, producer for Grace Pictures' documentary, "An Unreliable Witness," offered tips on travel to Ireland's spectacular north country—Derry, Donegal, and Antrim for us back in 2004.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 8, 2016 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Seven Days of Fulfillment

As the crisp air blows down the rocky hills and shadows creep on across Western walls of leaning stones, the great Celtic Pilgrimage finds itself in the home stretch.

The Westies of the Wild Irish West Tours came to Ireland visitors -- some returning,…

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Added by Nicole Samantha Fishkind on October 31, 2016 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Six Steps Is Just 3-1-2-3 ...

The oratory of St. Colman echoes with hundreds upon hundreds of years worth of worshipful memory.

In a secluded glade of ancient trees nestled against the breast of the Burren, a landscape so surreal and old it seems the surface of a planet in a galaxy…

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Added by Nicole Samantha Fishkind on October 30, 2016 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

A Fifth of the Soil

To fully experience the Celtic spirit, one must embrace not only the essence of a pilgrim, but also the land the pilgrim walks upon.

Places such as Galway's Brigit's Garden are sacred keepers of beloved earthly traditions. A calendar year in the form of…

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Added by Nicole Samantha Fishkind on October 29, 2016 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Four Elements, Three Souls, Two Seasons, One Self

All Souls Night. A time of bonfires bursting to life beneath a cloudy sky. The grass wet from late Autumn mists that tumble haphazardly down the mountainsides as if driven by reckless celestial abandon. The soft moan of wind as it rushes through the caverns and…

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Added by Nicole Samantha Fishkind on October 28, 2016 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

A Third of the Journey

There is poetry written into this land. Much like there is poetry written into the Irish soul. Poetry is not, as many think, a pretty art of whimsy and folly. Poetry, more oft than not, is the rawest and freest means of expression a person can…

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Added by Nicole Samantha Fishkind on October 27, 2016 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

The Second Cycle



The ritual of cleansing oneself with water to begin anew is an old one.

From the seemingly simple act of taking a shower to the tradition of baptising a baby, water is seen as a nurturing source of life and a cyclical element. Its…

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Added by Nicole Samantha Fishkind on October 26, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The First Lesson

There is something deeply engrained in our makeup as a species to seek out our roots. To water them with knowledge and expressively branch out into the universe with greater understanding. To discover what makes us grow. We are constantly reaching for…

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Added by Nicole Samantha Fishkind on October 25, 2016 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

A Ramble in the Sky

Lights of Boston trail away,

wisps on winds born of steely birds

which skim the oceans with shadows stray

and bring with them one thousand words.

Soft chime the bells of sojourn's song,

Through leaves aflame in glorious hue,

Far be it from me to to wonder long

And wander on cosmic cue.

The curtain call of Autumn's end

In her one last elegant bow,'

Gestures on to something…

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Added by Nicole Samantha Fishkind on October 24, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Roots: Clashmore, Waterford

In 2011, I explored the farming area of Ardsallagh in the Clashmore parish of Waterford. My Hogan ancestors farmed in this area, which overlooks the Blackwater River. We enjoyed crossing the bridge to Youghal in County Cork and doing research in the Waterford library…

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Added by John hogan on January 21, 2016 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Many Thanks to The Wild Geese and Wild West Irish Tours

I cannot Thank Gerry Regan, Michael and Trish of Wild West Irish Tours and the staff at WOW Airlines enough for the trip of a lifetime!  I've been without Internet access, and will be getting together with Dan again over Thanksgiving to retell the trip to family and friends and get our pics together ... I was able to get some great shots before my camera quit, and luckily Dan was able to get what I did not. I'll also be showing him how to upload and attach pics to e-mail!

BUT THE…

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Added by Maureen Kelley-Olson on November 25, 2015 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

The Mythology of Thin Places

In Irish mythology, a "thin place" was a divider between the physical, tangible world and the "otherworld" of dreams, the afterlife, and other unseen but very real dimensions hiding behind the veil of reality. Thin places could be actual places or they could be seasons…

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Added by Jill Fuller on November 7, 2015 at 9:30am — 8 Comments


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Underwater Life Off Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way waters are alive with all kinds of marine creatures ... with their own interesting stories to tell.…

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on September 9, 2015 at 5:00am — 2 Comments


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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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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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