Irish Ancestry Trail – Canada – Newfoundland

___TVE_SHORTCODE_RAW__<h3><span style=”color: #800000;”>Newfoundland.</span></h3><p>We landed in <strong>St. John’s, Newfoundland</strong> at 11.00am local time. Just 3.5 hours behind Ireland (Cork, actually) – and the 5 hour plane trip was quite a lot less than our ancestors had to endure. I must say (unlike the photo below – which was taken later in the week) – the environment…

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Tralee to Kilkee on the Wild Atlantic Way

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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The Dingle Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way.

We left Killorglin heading for the small town of Milltown – marking the southern start of the Dingle Peninsula. From there, it was an easy drive along a coastal road, enjoying Dingle bay to our left. The first stop along the way was Inch Strand – which is nicely ironically named as it extends along…

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The Ring of Kerry on the Wild Atlantic Way

Irish countryside

The thing that hit us most as we wandered into the colourful village of Sneem was the smell of turf fires! A real smell of Kerry for us. The village offered a welcome rest after the snaking road out of Killorglin and getting stuck behind a tractor or two. The other thing about Sneem are…

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Beara Peninsula and Kenmare on the Wild Atlantic Way

We landed in St. John’s, Newfoundland at 11.00am local time. Just 3.5 hours behind Ireland (Cork, actually) – and the 5 hour plane trip was quite a lot less than our ancestors had to endure. I must say (unlike the photo above – which was taken later in the week) – the environment looked quite…

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