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Pennsylvania to The Wild Atlantic Way

Just ended a marvelous tour of the Wild Atlantic Way with the Huxta family from Lancaster Pennsylvania.  What a crew!!  Mark and Carol, the mum and dad and their 3 adult children, some with spouses spent the last few days touring along the coast of Ireland with Emerald Irish Tours and we had a blast!

We picked the family up from their accommodation ,The Red Cliff Lodge in Spanish Point, Co. Clare and from their made our way along the coast to the Shannon river ferry crossing. Our destination, Dingle and a tour of the Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head in County Kerry. After driving through one of Ireland highest mountain passes, The Conor Pass, the group were a bit giddy, so we stopped in Ashes Bar & Restaurant in Dingle for lunch and locally made Ice Cream in the famous Dingle Ice Cream Parlour, Murphy’s. We had blue skies all day so it was a picture perfect trip along this spectacular coastal drive.

The next day we headed to the Burren in County Clare.  Again the weather was incredible so we decided to start the day at the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. A 5 km hike from Liscannor to the visitor center at the height of the Cliffs is a wonderful way to experience this natural wonder. I was very impressed with my groups  fitness level when Kirsten and Steve performed a headstand at the Cliffs of Moher. After the hike and a spot of lunch we drove into the heart of The Burren never straying to far from The Wild Atlantic Way. Steve, an environmental scientist  was intrigued by the karst landscape .   It was a real treat for him to travel through this amazing UNESCO Geo Park.

Of course a few sparkling waters had to be had at the end of the day in one of our favourite hidden gem, O’Looney’s Pub in Creegh, Co. Clare.

The Cliffs of Moher

The Burren

Slea Head

O’Looney’s Pub

Murphy’s Ice Cream

Conors Pass

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