When I interviewed Irish travel writer Dervla Murphy at her home in Ireland, she said something about overcoming fear that I have been thinking about since.
In 2013, I became aware that I was at a new stage in The Hero’s Journey: I was Returning from several years of travel adventure. Here’s what I learned.
Ancient cemeteries, coffin ships and an ancestral castle: some highlights of my trip to Ireland for The Gathering to “walk the ground” of my ancestors.
Getting 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.
After I stumbled upon the world of oysters in PEI, I pursued the elusive Irish oyster, reputed by some to be the world’s best, to Dublin, Ireland.
I’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.
My 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.
Visiting the Ottawa Valley to find my Irish roots This year, 2013, as Ireland celebrates The Gathering (a year of…
This 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.