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Your Travel Tips for Northern Ireland 2021
Hello Barbara here from Guided Tours Ireland and Armagh Guided Tours. - Hope your all keeping well.
As a Local Northern Ireland Guide I have been planning and guiding visitors around for a over 15 years. I was excited to see Northern Ireland vibrant with tourists in 2019 and enquiries for 2020 rolling in fast. Then “bang” Corvid 19 hit and lockdown came along in early March 2020.
Internationally celebrated Irish Folk musician, artist, poet and storyteller
“In That Land”
“Come with me and I’ll take you to the land of my fathers,
Where wild heather mountains look out at the sea.
You will find hearts as kind as the soft winds of summer,
And a warm welcome waiting for you and for me”.
It’s May Day holiday week 2020 and the weather is fantastic. Certainly, the weather for blossom and beauty. As a local Tour Guide my career started right here on my doorstep in the middle of rural North Armagh in the orchards around the pretty plantation village of Loughgall.
Growing up on a small mixed family farm in this area with orchards right outside my bedroom window this was my local scenery. Family day trips to the mountains and the seaside in the summer months were an introduction to the beauty of the coast and the tranquillity of our sweeping mountain ranges.
Through the eyes of the tourist I rapidly became aware of how our tender caring lifestyle and our soft rolling landscape was something soon to be adored by all the world!
Mayday marks the beginning of Summer.
Folk believed tradition of driving herds of cows between two bonfires to purify the herd and also bring luck.
May flowers such as primroses, gorse or hawthorn blossom were gathered before dawn and placed in bundles on door posts to ward of evil.
Hopefully see everybody in 2021
Accredited Blue Badge Tourist Guide
Northern Ireland Guided Tours
41 Coolmillish Road
For your answer to an experienced & fun guided tour of Northern Ireland - Barbara is here to help
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