A Great Big Thank You to Michael & Trish, owners of Wild West Irish Tours, for a fantastic trip of a lifetime! It was unbelievable from start to finish. When my friend called me and asked about going to Ireland again and going on a tour I jumped at the chance. Never in my wildest dreams would I believe this trip would be one that will last a lifetime in my heart and mind!! I was brought to tears a few times just because of the sheer beauty we were seeing and exploring first hand. I always thought Ireland was a land of beauty but being the places that we visited showed more of the internal beauty that I realized that the country had. Each day I told Michael that he topped the day before but then the next day came around and it even topped that day before.
We saw so many little unknown places I know the big bus tours would never see.. that was the great thing of the small tour group. We got to know each other very well and made some very good friends from it. I loved the little town pubs we went to to see how the local people enjoy your evenings and the music was great!! Even one of our very own tour group added to the music at times and did a wonderful job of it also!! Watching the sheep dogs do their work was amazing! They know exactly what to do and when to do it. Seeing the Burren area and the little chapel, the stone cave and the Healing Well and just walking on the very land where people walked so many years ago totally amazes me. Others may like big cities and lights and crowds but I will take the barren Burren lands any day and the mountains and grassy green fields edged in all those old stone walls!! The carriage ride on the Aaron Islands was great too and the boat ride up to the very bottom of the Cliffs of Moher was a once in a lifetime experience also. Loved all the castles and old churches we visited and seeing how far some the dates go back on the gravestones.. AMAZING!!! Like I said… Each day just topped the one before, I can’t pick out a favorite day because I LOVED them ALL!!! I hope someday to be able to do another tour with The Wild West Tours.. got to save up those pennies. But it is worth every single cent. I can’t say enough Thank You’s for the great, fantastic, wonderful, amazing time that I had!! Our other tour driver was excellent also as was the guides we had for two days of our exploring,
Great people all of them! A job well done and hope to do it again someday! Ireland still has a piece of my heart over there!