“Where peace comes dropping slow…”

As an author, I went to Ireland to do a little research for a few stories I’ve had on my mind, while enjoying a “working vacation.” On a personal level, I was looking for peace, a healing after a tragic loss in my life—the loss of my dearest friend, the friend who’d promised to show me Ireland.
I found both on my Wild West Signature Tour.

Our B&B host, Geraldine, made us feel so very welcome. She and I shared a love of books and history that made for some wonderful conversations. Our driver/guide, was lots of fun, and every one of the “guest guides” was a fount of knowledge, whether it was about the passage tombs at Carrowmore or the Spanish Armada at Streedagh Beach. Our tour included a Holy Well, a Mass Rock, a Rag Tree, and a tiny village deserted since Famine times. In sharp contrast, we visited both a fairy glen (where I could almost feel the presence of “someone” watching us) and a mass grave where unknown numbers of men, women and children desperately and vainly sought sustenance. These are places you could never find in a guidebook. Of course, being in “Yeats Country,” we paid homage to the Great Man himself, stopping at Drumcliffe Church and taking a cruise around Innisfree, complete with Irish music and readings from Yeats.

There’s a certain magic in the Irish air. Perhaps it’s the way the soft, pearlescent light streams gently through the banks of the clouds, or the mist that seems to hang over the sky. Maybe it’s the welcoming smiles of the people, or the music that filters through their voices. Wild West Irish Tours offers history, mythology, mist and magic all in one unbelievable jam-packed tour that nonetheless leaves you time to yourself. I highly recommend a Wild West Irish Tour. You’ll find the real, hidden Ireland…and you might just find yourself!

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