Guide Notes

Here you will find notes from our guides,
as well as news and other publicity.


Connemara

Dave Hogan: “The Irish rendering of Connemara is Connamara and this is, in turn, a contraction of Conmaicne Mara, an ancient people who occupied the region from the early historic period, the 5th or 6th century.  These people were the supposed descendants of the mythical Conmac, with Conmaicne meaning “the…

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Kate Hennessy,  guide for “Pilgrimage to the Otherworld Tour” writes:

“I sit in the village of Roundstone, Ireland, at a window overlooking the bay and watch a rainbow span the masts of the local traditional boats, the Galway hookers, moored in the harbor.  So why be here?  Because you can wander the hills, raths and caves, and the druids and…

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Dave Hogan, guide for “Landscape & Lore, Music & Myth Tour” writes:

Visitors to Connemara in the far west of Ireland are understandably awed by the wildness and by the breath-taking scenery of this landscape.  The color patterns of the land, water and sky can vary, not only from season to season but also from hour to hour as sunshine changes to…

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Exploring the mysteries of Ireland

August 10, 2018 Exploring the mysteries of Ireland, by Kate Hennessy. I am a great believer in invitations, particularly ones that take us out of our ordinary and habitual way of perceiving the world and our connection to it. Ireland —its landscape, history, people, culture, and flora and fauna —…

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