During my four trips to Ireland I have never been disappointed at the generosity and helpfulness of the locals I have encountered on my travels.  This is particularly the case if you explain that you have “returned” to trace the footsteps of your ancestors. Here are some examples of what I have encountered…… During my…

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Coming into the town of Tralee – the administrative capital of County Kerry – my mind always goes back to the Rose of Tralee festival. Specifically to the early 1980s and heading down to Tralee for the craic, sleeping only when necessary and wherever possible. Funny how those memories can colour your impressions of a…

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We start our journey along the Wild Atlantic Way in the lovely town of Kinsale. We are very fortunate to have this on our doorstep as we live about twenty minutes away. Every school child in Ireland knows this place for the Battle of Kinsale which took place in 1601 and made real the English…

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