Hello all – just a quick check-in with y’all. Last month, I made a journey to County Galway – Galway city and Rahoon….and County Sligo/Mayo – Charlestown, Curry, Cully, Cully Crossings, Broher, Aclare, Tourlestrane/Toorlestraun, Kilmactigue, Swinford, Boycloonagh, Tubberycurry/Tobercurry, Achonry, Banada and much more…I took some photos/videos, visited cemeteries, checked out some homes and etc. The best of my journey was that I went on a horse riding in Irish countryside from Banada Stables in Banada, Co. Sligo, Ireland. It was amazing experience to explore the countryside/bog and watch moving clouds along the Ox Mountains range. A nice change of scenery!
Another favourite part was to spend time with my family – cousins and great aunt – in Boycloonagh and Dublin. I treasure it every time. My cousin, David W., took me out for a walk along River Moy and shared some stories and information about my family especially my Grandmother Nora. It brought me closer to her and her family. 😉 My great aunt, Brigid W. and I, loved spending time together – sharing laughs, exchanging some stories and enjoying our drinks. I am blessed to spend time with her as much as I can.
I met up with my cousin in Dublin to chat with her and enjoy our drinks together among with my friends. I appreciated an interpreter giving his time to interpret our conversation at this time. It made a huge difference! I am so excited about her sister (lives in Australia) coming out to visit her in Ireland/UK after 27 years of not seeing each other.
I went to Co. Wicklow to meet up with my father’s cousins for first time since our connection via Ancestry DNA test results this past Fall 2016. It was a wonderful meeting along with having a lunch at Powerscourt Estate, visiting to a town called Enniskerry and exploring a cemetery (that were my cousins’ first visit to their family!!!!). They enjoyed doing a cemetery hunting which we found their family. My cousins and my parents met through Skype. With all of that, it was amazing and unforgettable experiences!
I am working on putting my journey together to share with y’all. Keep eyes out for updates.