Saturday, 6 August 2011
A special treat this summer for a group of Prague travellers as Bridgwater International organised a 'Round Ireland' trip for them. By minibus. A bit like a safari. Without the lions.
Crossing from Fishguard to Rosslare the group first visited the seaside resort of Tramore near Waterford and then carried on in a clockwise fashion visiting Cork, Killarney, crossing the Mouth of the Shannon and taking in the Cliffs of Moher.
From County Clare the czechs took in the musical sights of Galway before wandering around the Connemara hills and climbing Croagh Patrick then ending up at the Yeats Village in Sligo.
Topping Ireland via Errigal in County Donegal, Derry and the Giant's causeway, including the Bush Mills whiskey ditillery, they travelled along the beautiful Antrim coast with the Scottish mountains close at hand across the water and then into Belfast.
Ending the trip in Dublin , where they visited the Guiness Brewery and experienced an evening of Irish dancing at the Arlington hotel, they crossed back into Wales via Holyhead, climbed Mount Snowdon, visited Tintern Abbey and flew home.