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    Posted March 7, 2014 by
    Murdock, Minnesota

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    Irish Jaunting Tour


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     JannetWalsh visited Ireland between the months of January through February 2014. She took a guided tour through two cities in Ireland, Dublin and Killarney. She happened to meet her tour guide, Martin McCarthy, by chance and went on three tours with him during her visit. She says a highlight of the trip was just talking to Irish people. 'The Irish people are so easy to talk with, I felt at home in the the big city of Dublin,' she said. While documenting her trip in Ireland, she also added photos of her Irish family into her video.
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    Assignment: Glorious Ireland


    Irish Jaunting Tour


    By Jannet Walsh
    From Murdock, Minn.


    This is a guided tour by jaunting car, a traditional horse dawn carriage, by Martin McCarthy of Killarney, Ireland.  McCarthy is called a jarvey, a jaunting car driver.  He gives visitors guided tours in the Killarney National Park, area lakes, Muckross House and more, sharing history and folklore in the traditional Irish taxi.


    The jaunting car is pulled by Jessie, a gelding Gypsy Vanner Horse.  McCarthy also operates a bed and breakfast at his home called Shepherd's Lodge.  The commute to work is easy as he boards his horses at home and drives his jaunting car to Killarney's jaunting car center in town where tourists can take a ride or can also be picked up at their hotels.


    Family photographs are included of my Irish family, originating from Killarney and Kilkenny, Ireland.


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    Jan. 29 to Feb. 8, 2014
    Killarney, Ireland
    Dublin, Ireland


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