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:
Added by Wild West Irish Tours on December 28, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
As of today, you now have the opportunity to virtually visit The Wild West of Ireland.
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Good morning (afternoon) to you all! Hope the week is treating you well so far.
We at Wild West Irish Tours just wanted to take a moment to say thanks - and to introduce the special event kicking off tonight: the launching of the brand new, exclusive Wild West Atlantic Way Tour!
Yep – you heard it here first (or possibly second; if you follow us elsewhere), folks – we’re gearing up to do…Continue
Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame! -- W.B. Yeats.
Through the history of folklore worldwide; fairies, or some variant of…Continue
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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, some new -- with a specific focus in mind: to tap into Irish…Continue
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 gardens lovingly corralled by their keepers, the Garden…Continue
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 craggy hills, meeting the water trickling into emerald…Continue
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 have. I have always written poetry, but I began writing it…Continue
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 passage through the world, be it fresh or saltwater, is a constant variable…Continue
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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 the stars, the skies, the freedom to be and encompass all we…Continue
Well, I couldn’t believe it. I still can’t believe it. My belief is suspended on a wire made of…Continue
I want to return to Western Ireland for spiritual and artistic reasons. In college I fell in love with Irish literature, from the pagan/pre-medieval myths to the current day. I love Irish music, too. And oddly enough, I married a man from County Cork (we met in college). My mother’s family has a lot of Irish heritage as well. We are descended from a man who came on a ship to New York Harbor on Christmas Eve, 1847. I can only imagine what was in Martin’s heart when he left Cork and when he…Continue
Well, considering that I have yet to contribute anything to this site, now seems like an excellent place to start. My knowledge of Irish culture is considerably lacking and I wish to amend this vexing predicament, preferably by going on an all inclusive trip to Ireland. Though I may have an innate fondness for all things potato related (or the "starchy tuberous crop" as it is described on Wikipedia), I wish that there could be something more substantial and less spudly connecting me to my…Continue
Added by BPMartin on June 10, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
Dearest Ireland and your Wild West heart,
I'm sorry that I haven't been able to visit you, yet, Ireland. Somehow, I've known you my whole life without having met you, and always felt we would meet one day. I let it live deeply and quietly within as I dreamed myself into a…Continue
Added by Alyssa Graves on June 10, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments
Ok, so really I’m completely obsessed with and addicted to Irish butter. We eat it every single day. To be exact, I did the math and we eat 24 ounces every week, which comes out to…drumroll please….72 pounds/32.5 kg a year! It is the best butter on the planet so of course it comes from this magical country. That being said, Ireland is literally in my blood in more ways than one! I’ve always known that my roots on my mother’s side go…Continue
Please click on the video below to find out why I want to win in my contest entry!
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. …Continue
Added by Kellie Rice on June 7, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by William Huckeby on June 6, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments
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
Added by William Huckeby on June 5, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
This is a Photo my sister in law Sheena sent me of the new statues... Wild Geese chasing a poor boy. Which can be seen at the top of my old home town of Midleton Co Cork,Ireland.They are in an area/village green that is known as the Gooses Acre, this Photo with the statues I felt was very fitting to share on this page considering the name of the Page THE WILD GEESE IRISH.At…Continue