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52 Ancestors #29: Patrick J O'Donoghue

In the late 90’s we visited my great-aunt Betty (Lucey) Bedard and her family in Toronto. She knew I was interested in family history and she had a number of old family photos and documents to share, she gave me some, others I photocopied (no cell cameras at the time). 251 more words



I’ve written before about encountering livestock on the backroads and lanes of Ireland.  Well, I came across these pictures from 2005 when we were touring around the country.  31 more words


Life begins at conception and ends at birth

Well, does it really? I’m sure everyone has a different view on this highly ethical and sensitive matter. I believe that instead of arguing when a foetus is alive or not… 720 more words

General Opinion

Ireland Part Deux - Wicklow

The Grand Wicklow tour

July, 2014

County Wicklow is called the “Garden of Ireland” and is a microcosm of everything that makes the Emerald Isle such a beautiful place. 862 more words



Here is the farmyard photo that I referred to in the last post.  Again, County Carlow, Ireland.  This building is very, very old.


it's been one week since you looked at me.

It still really hasn’t hit me that in just one week I will be getting on a plane to Limerick. I had all these things I wanted to do before I left and now it seems impossible. 205 more words


Saying Goodbye To Dublin

What can I say… I’ve come to know this city. I’ve become a part of it, I love it. I’ve called this place my home. Leaving a city can feel like a break-up, there are just so many mixed emotions. 239 more words