This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Going home to IrelandIn 2013, I will be travelling to Ireland and visiting the land of my ancestors as part of an Ireland Tourism initiative called The Gathering.
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This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Going home to IrelandThis year, I will be tracing my family roots back to Ireland as part of a tourism initiative called The Gathering 2013. Follow me as I walk in my ancestors’ footsteps.
This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Going home to IrelandVisiting the Ottawa Valley to find my Irish roots This year, 2013, as Ireland celebrates The Gathering (a year of festivities to welcome back the Irish Diaspora), I am retracing my family’s history. I’m starting here in Canada now, and in September […]
This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Going home to IrelandMy sister Victoria Ward and I took a road trip through the Ottawa Valley and to the nation’s capital in search of Irish history and our family roots.
This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Going home to IrelandI’m counting down to September 17, the day I step foot in Ireland, land of my ancestors, for the first time. My Nana, Monica Whelan, is the inspiration for this journey.
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Going home to IrelandGetting goose bumps and discovering “my” castle in Cork were some highlights of my trip to Ireland for The Gathering to walk the ground of my ancestors.
This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Going home to IrelandAncient cemeteries, coffin ships and an ancestral castle: some highlights of my trip to Ireland for The Gathering to “walk the ground” of my ancestors.