Those pictured above -- more likely both of them -- had witnessed and survived another pandemic, the Irish Famine, where generations of whole families were swept away by starvation, typhoid and influenza. Their weather-beaten lined faces tell a story of resilience, and perhaps…Continue
By Wild West Irish Tours | By Samantha Nicole Fishkind | March 13th, 2017
To stand on the lush landscape encapsulated in God’s greenhouse, overlooking wild seas and rolling fields gridlocked by ancient stones, there is a sense of nirvana no amount of urban meditation could possibly hope to achieve. Place your hopes and your feet on the old, warm earth and let yourself be carried away…Continue
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I wasn't sure if this had been posted yet, but I saw it online and thought it would be of interest to the members. I have watched it, and it is amazing to see the different places associated with the 1916 Easter Rising. Here's the link. More info can be…Continue
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In October, we spent time traveling in Ireland via a tour from Wild West Irish Tours in October, a prize for winning last spring's "The Wild West of Ireland: You Won't Forget Your First…Continue
Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, has just published four new folios of research into the period of The Irish Famine under the collective title Famine Folios.
These compelling essays take a fresh and…Continue
I gaze upon a lonely beach, two figures walking all alone,
Slowly the sun settles in the west, remnants of daylight shone.
From my vantage I see two shadows moving on the beach,
Strolling slowly just within darkness’ reach.
I watch the pair moving slowly along,
And listen carefully, I can hear their song.
A lifetime of love and…Continue
Sitting quietly alone, gazing out the window at the sight,
Of night’s grasp soon giving way to morning’s light.
The sun slowly rising, erasing the morning gloom
With me sitting quietly alone in that room.
Enjoying the peace and solitude of this place,
A good book in hand, feeling the rising sun in my face.
The smell of eggs, rasher, sausage and toast,
Being prepared by our gracious Irish hosts.
Suddenly out of the corner of my…Continue
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From the Wild Westie’s owners a message was conveyed,
Win a free trip back with airfare paid!
You need to tell us why you want to return and have it posted,
On the Wild Irish Geese website where the contest is hosted.
So tell us why in a video, picture, or blog on their site,
And wait for a decision as they pick the one that’s just right.
So here is my entry, a story to tell,
Of a magical journey as I drop my poem…Continue
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Endless shades of green everywhere you look
Sounds of water from a babbling brook
Fresh smells the air after a summer shower
As we walk the woods you can feel the power
Of a land whose people love so dear
And with each step taken dwindles our troubles and fears
Soon we gather and board into the Blue Beast
And with steady driver at the helm we head to a pub for a feast
Soon voices, music, and laughter fill the air
And we celebrate…Continue
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'It’s the little things that happened quite spontaneously and unexpectedly that made this trip so special.'
By Marie Evans, Decatur TX
If you enjoy riding on a large bus with a huge group of people you…Continue
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Innismurray Island is, perhaps, the gem of the Wild Atlantic Way and is certainly a place where Wild West Irish Tours loves to bring visitors. Steve Hogan was one such visitor this…Continue
Ken and Antonette Kaufman came on a Wild West Irish Tours special "Emigrant Trail Ancestry Tour" to find his family roots. Here is his story:
As long as I can remember, I have had a desire…Continue
Come with Cupid's Crusade -- an upscale singles adventure -- to the town of love on September 14th (2014) for 7 days. Meet the matchmaker himself, see the awe-inspiring beauty of Clare during your days, dance and find love at night. Sleep in a 4-star hotel, feast on wonderful food, see Galway City, the Aran Islands and much more. Love is in the air…Continue
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Eugene Daly was dreaming, in a deep sleep. In the dream, he was playing his uileann pipes to a rapturous audience of dancers in the ship's sumptuous main ballroom. He played like a man possessed, jigs and reels, in perfect pitch. The audience were thrilled. All of a sudden he panicked and woke. He had woken up to the sound of water lapping under his bunk. Unused to…Continue
Can you imagine how hard life was in the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th century here in…Continue