This year off has been anything but enjoyable. In November, when I realized I had ten months of suffering left, I wasn’t sure I could make it. It was a relief when I received my acceptance letter in early April after my birthday, but that didn’t help much. I’d quit my job due to stress and had been applying for a new one since February but hadn’t had a single interview. This brought on a whole new stress about contributing to school, though my parents told me we’d be all right and I’d still be able to go.
I agree – the quality of the driver/ tour guide is a hugely influencing factor in the success of tours. Sounds like they just need to change the B&B they have an arrangement with – I’m sure there must be others that give visitors a more traditional Irish experience. Personally, I really don’t like staying in places which feel cold and soulless (not saying this was but it would put me off). If someone is paying €100 or whatever it was extra for the single supplement – the room should be luxurious in comparison and yes, hot water is essential.