According to a 2008 consensus a total of 36,278,332 Americans or 11.9% of the population claim Irish ancestry while a 2006 similar one indicated that 14% of all Canadians have Irish decent.
Come journey with us on day four of our world luxury travel tour to the place where many of our ancestors hailed from. The magical land where pixies, fairies and leprechauns were rumoured to have existed in days long forgotten. There is no place like home!
Like many parts of North America, the summers are warm and the winters are moderate with some snow. Weather changes quite frequently in Ireland from cloudy to sunny and vice verse. If you are planning to visit during the summer sport some lightweight woollen or cotton clothes.
In the early centuries Gaelic was spoken here and although many still know the language locals prefer speaking English.
Very social people, the Irish and are good at having lively chats with strangers. Residents live in great harmony and make great friends. Visitors are welcomed with warmth and are always made to feel at home and will never be sent away on an empty stomach. Food is always served at any time of the day, to the guest of course. Guests are the pride and joy of any Irish household; a long held tradition dating back to medieval times.
Dinner is considered to be a meal of importance as it is the time when the entire family gathers to eat and talk about important family issues.
A popular event in Ireland is local flea markets. Many towns set up flea markets for tourists and locals to shop. Irish gold although somewhat less desirable, is quite cheap and you can often find great deals on gold jewelry in these markets.
Some of the must see Ireland tourist attractions:
The Connemara countryside
The cliffs of Moher
Blarney Castle and the Blarney Stone
Lakes of Kilkenny
A few Ireland tidbits:
A local popular saying of “top of the morning to you” should be replied with “and the rest of the day to you.”
An old Irish proverb ” May you live to be a hundred years old and one extra to repent.”
Ceade Mille Failte you will see often means a thousand welcomes.
Connemara marble is a famous Irish stone that is said to have magical healing powers. Many Irish people carry a small stone in thier pocket and rub it for luck and for health. You just may want to purchase a souvenir of one while in Ireland.
While you are in Ireland we suggest you stay at the all inclusive luxury hotel known as Dromoland Castle. Located eight miles from Shannon Airport this is one of the greenest and beautifulest landscapes in all of Ireland. This exclusive hotel is a vacation within itself. Truly the stuff that legends are made of.
Call our Milwaukee travel agency today and book your next vacation to Ireland, our fourth stop on this luxury travel world tour. We can be found at http://www.luxetraveldeals.com or 1-866-365-8747 by phone.