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My staycation with a chauffeur: Could Covid-19 see driver-guided tours take off in Ireland?

This article was originally published in The Irish Independent on July 18, 2020,“Will I call your chauffeur to come get you?”I’m standing in Castlecomer Discovery Park, about to fire an arrow at a woodland target, when the question comes. Who are they talking to? Wealthy Americans? Surely not.Then I remember. It’s us.The chauffeur is Martin Wilde. He’s been driving me and my family ...

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Impressed with Ireland On Chauffeur Tour

it’s not often that a natural disaster can actually bring about a stroke of good luck, but that’s what happened to us in August 2010. My husband, Ed, and I were scheduled to travel to Ireland in late July of that year, but our 2½-week tour was canceled due to a lack of participants — a result of the spring 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland. We had booked our own air to ...

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