Do You Know this Irish American Hero?

We have just arrived back from a very successful visit to Chicago and Milwaukee – and took full advantage of the movies on offer in the airplane. One in particular caught my attention – it was a new film by Steven Spielberg. The director of Jaws and Schindler’s list always offers some great entertainment. In…

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Irish Ancestry Trail – Canada – Nova Scotia

Leaving Newfoundland for Nova Scotia. We left Argentia in Newfoundland and arrived in Sydney Mines on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia about 24 hours later. Here is a video of Carina with the final glimpse of Newfoundland just behind her as we headed out to open sea: We were traveling to the “Maritimes” region of…

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Planning your Trip to Ireland.

After we talked a while, it became apparent to Carina and myself that what Naomi means by the word “luxury” was away more than that. It really meant: “tailored”, “different” and “personal” – and with a distinct Irish touch. So, we invited Naomi to tell us a little more about herself and her family history…

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Clonakilty to Baltimore on the Wild Atlantic Way

Seaside Houses

The small village of Rathbarry (guess which family that was named after) and the nearby Castlefreke overlooking Long strand are our first stops along the way. We called to Castlefreke many times over the years – it has been abandoned and falling into decay since the mid-20th century. Apparently the last title-holder was a nationalist…

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Skibbereen to Mizen Head on the Wild Atlantic Way

We have just arrived back from a very successful visit to Chicago and Milwaukee – and took full advantage of the movies on offer in the airplane. One in particular caught my attention – it was a new film by Steven Spielberg. The director of Jaws and Schindler’s list always offers some great entertainment. In…

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