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The Wild West of Ireland

The Wild West of Ireland

The first thing I noticed On the Wild West of Ireland web site was that they only did Ireland tours. A lot of the "tour" companies will include Ireland as well as Italy, Spain, England etc.. Then I looked at their tour itinerary...and it didn't include Blarney Castle. Nothing against Blarney Castle, but I'm surprised…


Added by Terrance O'Hara on June 6, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

A Wild West of Ireland Day

Arise in the morning with a day anew

What new adventures are waiting for you

Chatter and laughter filling the air

Full Irish breakfast is the fare

We spy the blue beastie driving up from the drive

Quickly we get ready like bees in a hive

We board our blue stallion not knowing which way

We are headed towards cloudy…


Added by William Huckeby on June 6, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Heritage Partner
Touring and Shooting With Irish Fotog Darren McLoughlin

Photographer Darren McLoughlin has lived in fair Dublin for 15 years and says walking, and more walking, is how he’s really gotten to know his city.…


Added by Wow Airlines on June 5, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

My Wild West of Ireland Heart

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…


Added by William Huckeby on June 5, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

In Galway, When the Sun Goes Down, the Craic Is Up!

Ireland's "Wild Atlantic Way" usually refers to the rugged conflux of seacoast and mountains to be found in the western counties. But in the city of Galway, "The Wild West" takes on a different connotation.

Galway, known throughout history as a trading center, has…


Added by Michael Quane on June 4, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Message From The Wild West: Time Is Running Out!

Tell us why YOU want to experience the ‘Wild West’ of Ireland, and you might win a free 9-day trip there, courtesy of Wild West Irish Tours and WOW Air. Get the details!…


Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 3, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Siege of Parke's Castle in the Wild West of Ireland

When visiting the West of Ireland, consider making time to explore County Leitrim.  This lesser-known gem is the homeland of my ancestors, and I first traveled there in 2008.  In addition to the beautiful countryside, lakes, and waterfalls, County Leitrim is home to …


Added by Ryan O'Rourke on June 1, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Be Amused in the Wild West of Ireland

Last summer my daughter was wearing a shirt she got in Ireland at the local pool.  Another kid asked, “Did you go to Ireland?”  She said yes, she had just returned from vacation there.  He exclaimed, “Wow! What kind of…


Added by Jackie Chester on May 29, 2015 at 10:30pm — 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 unexpectedly. In autumn of 2005, I was approached by friends who…


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

My Wish to Visit The Wild West of Ireland

I often tell my friends that the only way I'll ever make it to Ireland is to win the Lottery or to write the great Irish-American Novel. I am disabled, and on a limited income, so there's very little chance to save up for something like this. If I go to Ireland I would like to take my 78 y.o. Mother for the mother/daughter trip of a lifetime. I would like to give her the trip that she and my Grandmother had always hoped to make to my Great-Grandmother’s home. I remember my Great-Grandmother.…


Added by Maureen Kelley-Olson on May 29, 2015 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Ireland's Surprising Wild West, Where Eagles Soar

There are many surprises to be found in Ireland's "Wild West," and one for me that was completely unexpected was to see eagles and other birds of prey flying above the countryside in County Sligo.

I happened upon Ireland's Raptor Research Centre after visiting the monument…


Added by Michael Quane on May 28, 2015 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Wild West of Ireland

Why in the world would I want to go to Ireland? There are so many reasons why I can barely focus to write a coherent response.

Ireland has always been a place of great intrigue to me for as long as I can remember. I was born with red hair. No one else in my classes in elementary school had red hair. I felt like a pariah. I didn't fit in at school, and even though my father had red hair as well, I didn't fit in there either.

For most of the people in my small class, matters of…


Added by Jackie Gutschenritter on May 28, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

County Sligo - A Place in Time

County Sligo (from the Irish Sligeach, meaning "a shelly place")  has a long history. First that can be recalled is the existence of middens along the coastline by Balisodare Bay (noted as the place that inspired William Butler Yeats's poem 'Down by the Sally Gardens' where he heard an old woman sing the opening lines).

The Culleenamore Middens are part of the earliest…


Added by Trek Ireland on May 27, 2015 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Wild West of Ireland

Wild West of Ireland


It seems funny to be visiting the “Wild West of Ireland” and staying in four star B&B’s but there are things in life that when received, you just have to suffer through like soft rain that ends with a lovely rainbow. Give me the open arms and pints of the people of the west, their music, conversation & Sean Nos dance and I will be resting on solid ground no matter…


Added by Bruce (B.D.) MacMahon on May 26, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Wild West of Ireland tour - send me!!!

In September 2013 my partner and I visited Ireland for 23 days, we traveled all around the coastline starting in Dublin, then onto Belfast, Derry, Sligo, Galway, Dingle Cork and back to Dublin. This was a life changing event for me. First it was the realization of a dream, coming from a large Irish-American family, Ireland has always been my dream vacation and I was lucky enough to pool all my time off from work to be there…


Added by Brían Pádraic Ó Manacháin on May 25, 2015 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Pilgrimage to Knock

On our trip to County Waterford that we won back in 2013, my husband Bill and I  decided to take some extra days and trek northwest while in Ireland, to see the Knock Cathedral in County Mayo. After passing through Waterford we headed up through Tipperary and Offaly before heading into the beautiful Counties of Galway and Mayo, which of course are part of the Wild West of…


Added by Fran Reddy on May 20, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Wild West of Ireland

Can a person feel connected to some place he or she has never been? Can the place of one's ancestors "call out" to a person from across the that whenever you close your eyes, you feel swept away to those distant shores? Do I have entirely too much imagination? Probably. However, vivid imaginings aside, I DO feel connected very intimately to Ireland.…


Added by Katrina menard on May 18, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The 'Wild West': Sailing to Slieve League, County Donegal

In 2011 my wife, Lindy, and I spent two weeks in Donegal, staying in a cottage near Killybegs. One of our most enjoyable days during that two weeks included a boat trip to see the cliffs at…


Added by Joe Gannon on May 18, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

105 DAYS TILL......

105 days till you fly to Ireland and spend 8 days of bliss having a devil of a time castles connemara kylemore the cliffs the burren aran islands  dancing  matchmaking  take a look  …


Added by annette counihan on May 18, 2015 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Wild West of Ireland

Ireland - land of my grandparents.  I have been trying, for most of my adult life, to see Ireland in person and have yet to do so.

I am of Irish heritage by three of my four grandparents and while I can identify the Counties that they come from I can only clearly identify one city, for sure, where a grandparent lived.  My Nana immigrated, to America, from Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland in the late 1880's.  With the…


Added by Kathleen Acker on May 18, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

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