Our trip was with CIE Tours. It was a 10 day, 9 night trip. I wasn't sure what to expect with a tour but I have to say they were very professional and it was run very well. I would recommend them to anyone!
Our driver was Tom Keane, he was funny, smart (like this guy knew everything there was to know about irish history), interesting, caring and very good at his job. Here he is on the right, with the entertainment on the trip, Cahal Dunne. Cahal is an irish singer and he was pretty good even though I had not heard of him before the trip.
Tom driving us in the rain.... it rained a lot while we were on the bus!
The people of Ireland are very proud of their homes and most had lovely flowers on the windowsills.
This was an old church and graveyard in Connemara
I loved all the brightly colored houses!
I can't believe I have been home for almost a month and a half already! Time goes by so quick lately. I still have plenty more pictures to post so check back soon.
So if you haven't noticed Ireland is a BEAUTIFUL country. Ten days was not nearly enough time for me to take all the photographs I would love to have taken! Here are a bunch more of some more of the beautiful views!
This was a door at Knappogue Castle. We had a dinner banquet and show there.
The view in front of the castle
Another shot of thatched roofs in Bunratty Folk Park
We passed this golf course and it had cows all over it! They all walk when they play golf in Ireland, unlike America where we all like to ride in carts.
This remains of a castle was right next to hole on the course. All castle ruins are preserved in Ireland, they can not be torn down. I loved seeing them all over the landscape!
This was our second hotel. The Raddison Blu Hotel in Galway. It was the most modern place we stayed.
The tour bus drove all oversouthern Ireland and stopped at certain places for us to take pictures. If I had been smart I would have taken some notes on where we were. Look at that house! Can you imagine living there, what a view!
More great views!
Sheep are ALL over ireland. We saw some horses too but I didn't get any pictures of them. Apparently they raise pigs too but they are mostly in the north so we didn't see any.
Ok, again, do you see that house and that view????
I still have lots more photos so keep checking back!
Photographer, wife, mother, not necessarily in that order. Recently relocated to middle Georgia. Mom to one daughter and three cats. Learning to take the time to stop and smell the roses... oh, and maybe photograph them too!