When traveling through the Wild West of Ireland, one probably expects to see sheep, it’s true – but did you know that sheep are known to cause “traffic jams”? Or that they come in an array of colors not unlike a living, breathing rainbow? How about the cows of the Irish countryside, and of course,

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day! Can you believe how fast the year is flying by already? We’re fast approaching a time of alleged leprechauns [an American invention, though], rainbows, and symbolic horseshoes – at least where I’m from. Hope you’re excited to celebrate whatever way you and yours do best – Wild West Irish Tours

  Many thanks to tour participant Nancy Fitzgerald for this elegant piece about her experience on one of our very own tours. Reproduced with permission below. Originally featured on September 29, 2018, in Commonweal Magazine.   Across the Burren I climbed, through the morning’s gray west-of-Ireland drizzle. With half-a-dozen fellow pilgrims and a guide named

We arise and go now into legendary territory –  where even the smallest of stories can cast the most incredible shadows. Some are silhouettes of lovers cast against landscapes of raw beauty. Others are amorphous monsters who lurk out of sight just beyond the mists…

Here are 6 mystical beings you could take home from the Wild West of Ireland.

As a new year dawns, humans tend to discuss thresholds, change, and resolutions – as well as lingering on the memories of the year passing; summoning celebratory nostalgia by candlelight and fireworks. As a part of Wild West Irish Tours, from our perspective, we also focus on transformation – as we say, “you will be

Knocknarea. The sound of stones being clacked together; the feeling of mist curling between grassy knolls, the sheer slick of mud beneath a traveler’s boots, and the bite of cool mountain air with just a splash of the sea. If one were to listen closely, one might hear the whispers of battle-song and chanting on

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: The Fairy Glen Nestled against the bosom of Knocknarea,