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Sligo, The place where Princes want to visit.


On May the 19th 2015, The Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla flew into Shannon. While they made their way through the Irish countryside, on their way to the North West, they stopped to view the beautiful Burren, then on to Galway city, before arriving in Sligo.

Mullaghmore is a small village north of Sligo town. It is an area of stunning beauty, but it is also where The Prince of Wales's granduncle, Lord Mountbatten was killed 36 years ago.

It was always something that the Prince wanted to do. He wanted to see where his granduncle died. But I'm sure he also wanted to see why his uncle always came over to this part of the world.

As he stood, gazing out across the Atlantic from the small Sligo village on Ireland's west coast, I'm sure he must have been thinking of the beauty of the place and he would now understand why.

Like the Queen before him, visiting Ireland in May of 2011, Ireland was shown to the world, for it's beauty, it's strong culture, it's respect for it's history, and it's modern day to day life.

Prince Charles coming to Sligo and the west of Ireland attracts the media from all over the world, and in doing so, exposes the beauty of the place.

Whatever one feels about the visit of a Royal to our glorious country, the media visiting with him, or because he is here, can only be good for the country.

He was entertained by young traditional musicians in Sligo. Michael Rooney composed a piece to celebrate the visit, and Prince Charles seemed to be delighted with music and the talent. Once again, the world media captured this part of our talent and culture to show the world.

I am always happy to see our part of the country shown on the world media, and if Charles and Camilla's visit did succeed in this doing this, then it is a good thing that they

visited.

So SecretIrelandToursLLC has Mullaghmore on it's list of places that we are bringing you to. You can now say that you stood in the same place as one of the Royals. Check out www.SecretIrelandToursllc.com.

I have an offer on my site now. If you book and pay your deposit before the 4th June, I will send you a check of $200 three weeks before the September the 7th trip. So check us out on the web and facebook. www.facebook.com/SecretIrelandTours.


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We have organized music in the  local pubs for our tour groups. These sessions are very welcoming to anyone who would like to sing a song, or dance, or indeed, join with an instrument. 

You will hear, for free, some of the finest musicians in the country.  These musicians have travelled the world with their music, but there's nothing like playing in the local pub with their friends.

We will bring you to all the stunning areas only the locals know.

You will see lakes, mountains, sea shores, forests, holy places, and much more. You will meet the locals who might just tell you some stories about where you are.

Relax and take in the fresh air. Go for a walk, take pictures and soak it all up.

On our travels we will see 11th and 12th century ruins of Castles, Abbeys, underground passage tombs, outdoor altars and famine grave sites.

You will go back in time listening to the history of these places. 

We will also be bringing you to restored castles and modern gravesites. "Oh but why are they bringing me to a gravesite" I can hear you say. Just wait and come with us, you will be amazed at what you see.

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Write to Mai Hernon McEvilley at

mai@secretirelandtoursllc.com