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The cross on Carrauntoohil

On my recent trip to Ireland, to the land of my ancestors, I climbed to the top of Ireland’s highest peak, Carrauntoohil, with my friends Simon and Michelle, who make their home these days in Dublin. It was a four hour hike, all uphill, from … Continue reading The cross on Carrauntoohil

Back to Kerry. Part 2

This is the second part of my reflections about returning to one of our ancestral homelands. Various members of two families, the Hicksons and the Byrnes, left the County Kerry in the southwest of Ireland some 150 years ago to make new lives for themselves … Continue reading Back to Kerry. Part 2

Sneem

While driving around the “Ring of Kerry” with my daughter Hanna in late August this year we passed through the colourful little village of Sneem. We had driven “the ring” counterclockwise and therefore came from the Atlantic coast where we had delighted in the beautiful … Continue reading Sneem