If you don’t like the weather in Ireland, just wait 20 minutes

A shower approaches the Old Head of Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland.

Today’s Adventure in County Cork, Ireland (Queenstown)

We traveled down the new M-8 motorway from Cashel down to Cork, a trip which now takes just over an hour that in the past would have taken more than two. The Irish love their new motorways, paid for in large part by the EU, which of course, is now broke. “There will be no […]

Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland at Sunset

We enjoyed an evening stroll around ancient Hore Abbey on the outskirts of Cashel today before a late, light dinner at a pub. The glow of the sunset against the 13th century ruins of Hore Abbey is always magical, especially for first-time Ireland visitors Bob, Paula and Audrey.

Johnnie Fox’s Pub Highest in Ireland

Not only is this rambling, rustic pub known as the “highest in Ireland” as it sits on a “mountaintop” outside of Dublin, but it is also in my opinion one of the most atmospheric pubs in all of Ireland. It also has the best seafood chowder that I’ve ever come across. We had lunch here […]

Trim, County Meath, Ireland

Welcome near arrivals Bob and Paula Leitzell and Audrey Thompson (Paula’s sister) for your third trip with European Focus! We spent the first day exploring the Newgrange passage tomb, built around 3200 BC and recognized as one of the finest examples of ancient tomb building in the world. For lunch, we drove through the countryside […]

Travel Ireland with European Focus

For the next week and a half, European Focus Private Tours founder James Derheim will be showing new arrivals Paula, Bob and Audrey the “Hits of Ireland” as he sees it, including Ireland’s highest pub, the Book of Kells at Trinity College, the Rock of Cashel and Tipperary, Cobh and Kinsale, plus Kenmare, the Ring […]

Private Tour Opportunity for August

We have an opening on our calendar for a private tour of at least seven days minimum for the month of August, 2011. This month is historically for us the last month to fill, and we’ve taken bookings as late as July for the very next month. Still, if it’s your dream to travel in […]

Kerry, Cork and Tipperary Ireland Private Tour Opportunity in August

The Best of Ireland – now available on a private, relaxed tour Experience Ireland’s charms on this 11-day trip, now available for booking. Extremely limited, we’ll take only four people on this tour and prefer a family or two couples who already know one another for maximum cohesiveness and enjoyment. Day 1: Arrival at Shannon. […]