Wild West Irish Tours

Amazing! Magical! Beautiful! Indescribable!

These are some of the words that I could use to describe my experience on my Wild West Irish Tour. But they are just words…

In order to adequately convey the wonder of this trip for me, you would have to have access to my feelings…and those, I’m finding, I’m having trouble putting words to. But I will try:

I felt Welcomed…from the moment I arrived in Dublin Airport, by WWIT, then by Geraldine, an absolute treasure, at Yeats Lodge, by my fellow Wild Westies, none of whom I knew before this experience, now whom I consider not only friends but family, and, of course, welcomed by the gracious people of the Emerald Isle…

I felt Inspired…as our tour guides made thousands of years of Irish history, myths, folklore and legends magically come to life…

I felt Happiness… as each morning I watched the sun rise over a mist-shrouded Benbulben right there in my own “backyard”, and then later, as the sun parts the rain clouds, revealing a kaleidoscope of rainbows…

I felt Wonder…by the seemingly endless lush green landscapes, dotted with fluffy white “clouds” and by how much brighter the stars seemed in the vast expanse of the night sky in Sligo…

I felt Awed…riding horseback on a breathtaking beach on the Wild Atlantic Way…(I mean, how did I get so lucky to do this???!!)

I felt equal parts Excitement and Anxiety…as I climbed the trail at awe-inspiring Slieve League, and, with the help of some of my fellow Wild Westies, left the fear I had suddenly found about 1/3 of the way up far behind and made it to the top, achieving a personal milestone that a year ago for me would have been unthinkable….

All of which leads me to feel Changed…not to sound dramatic…but I really am forever changed by this experience…”

 

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