Usually everyone has some mystery in their life. Mine was the origins of my maternal grandmother, Theresa Griffin, who died when my mother was 7 years old. I knew she was from County Clare, Ireland, and I knew I wanted to stand on the same soil she did until emigrating to the U.S. as a young woman. What I didn’t know was the impact this trip would have on me. I was blessed to have been brought by divine intervention, I believe, to Wild West Irish tours. I was also blessed to be connected to Michael Regan Waugh, the company co- owner, who showed me and the other 6 people in my group the true essence of Clare as well as Galway and Mayo and the Wild West of Ireland.
Imagine being invited into someone’s home for a hoolie, an impromptu gathering of friends, family, neighbors with song, dance, stories and laughs. Imagine being introduced and brought to the home of your tour guide’s family in County Clare. Imagine staying at the ideal bed and breakfasts. Imagine your whole trip is planned out for you and all you have to do is enjoy the ride—even a ride from and back to the airport. Well I don’t have to imagine any longer. This was my dream trip made possible by Wild West Irish Tours.
So stop imagining and sign up for your trip of a lifetime. I plan on touring again with these Westies and I hope to meet you on the tour!