My trip with Dezy and Clare last year was magical. They were the perfect hosts/guides for me. I’d never gone with a tour group before, but I never felt limited or pressed for time. They were open to listening to us and wisely built fudge time into the schedule so that everyday was a wonderful adventure. We had comfy accommodations, a stupendous driver for those narrow, twisty Irish roads, and – best of all – Clare and Dezy are locals who know well the area, the culture, the politics, the golf, the cuisine, and the music. You won’t kiss the blarney stone, but you will see poetry being served up alongside pints in Listowel. Isn’t that the Ireland you really wanted to see anyway?