We were greeted with a smile on the pier, just after departing the ferry. Thomas was friendly but not at all pushy in his approach. After he invited a few other passengers to join us in his large wagon (that can sit at least eight comfortably) we were off on the tour. The wagon was drawn by the largest horse on the island, a Clydesdale named WB Yeats! He was spirited and very capable. Thomas, whose family has inhabited Inis Mor for at least seven generations, was as wonderful tour guide and truly passionate about his life and his work. At the stop to see the great ancient fort at Dún Aonghasa Thomas offered us an additional site known as the "Worm Hole". This is an unbelievable rectangular blow hole that, although naturally formed, seems almost as if it had to have been man made because of its near perfect shape. This requires a bit of a hike across some fields, over the rock fences, and across the limestone crags, but it is well worth the extra effort. The stunning views on the cliffs from above the Worm Hole were an amazing backdrop for photos and they easily rival the Cliff of Mohr. Thomas told us about the Red Bull cliff diving event that took place there in August of 2012, so check that out on YouTube if you get a chance. The rest of the island was also beautiful and highly memorable so do yourself a favor and take the tour with Thomas, and if you're lucky WB will also be working that day!
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