Ginger’s Blog: Back From the Emerald Isle
Written by Ginger Martin on June 18, 2019
I am fresh from my vacation to Ireland with a group of Magic 98 listeners and I will tell you that it was by far one of the best trips I have ever taken. I fell in love with Ireland, the people, the culture, the brogue, the beauty of the landscape. And we got to see it all thanks to Collette, who put it all together for us.
We started out in Dublin in a beautiful hotel for two nights. We took in dinner and a show that night and the next day enjoyed either a bus or walking tour of this ancient city. On our downtime I was able to take in a museum and sit and read the local paper at a pub off the tourist path where the locals meet.
Then it was on to the Kilkenny and Waterford to shop and discover more history and beauty.
The Ring of Kerry was a highlight for me. A circle drive around some of the most breathtaking countryside you’ll ever see. At a stop at one of the smooth as glass lakes there was a woman playing a harp, the national symbol of Ireland. It was like a scene from a movie or something out of a dream. It was an amazing moment.
Just when I thought things couldn’t get any better, we made a stop at the Cliffs of Moher the next morning. We made it there before all the other tourists so it was peaceful and quiet. All you could hear were the birds singing in the distance, maybe the faint lowing of a cow in the pasture next to the cliffs. It was quite a spiritual experience for me and I will never forget that moment.
To cap off the end of our Ireland tour Collette arranged for us to spend our last night in a castle. Cabra Castle in Kingscourt. There we witnessed a bride walking up the castle steps to her groom serenaded by a bagpiper. I was moved to tears.
Had I planned this trip myself I truly believe I would not have done or seen all the amazing things about Ireland. Leaving it in the hands of Collette took the worry and stress out of everything. Four and five star hotels, phenomenal dinners and breakfasts, a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide and driver were all a part of the package. All the details were taken care of from the flights to each day’s schedule. I didn’t have anything to do but enjoy it all. I would do it all over again with Collette. If you would love to plan a trip to see the Emerald Isle, I highly recommend touring with Collette. To see pictures of the trip, click here.
And if you would like to get on the next Collette tour to the Imperial Cities (Prague, Vienna, and Budapest) we have coming up next spring, click here.
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