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Spent about three hours at PRONI searching for an ancestor. PPRONI is not a prawn flavoured italian pasta, but the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland. Cath and I split up and started searching for James McConnell, an ancestor from my mother's family who came from Northern Ireland. We looked though baptism, marriage and burial …
... a mile walk challenges the body and mind as one contemplates the walk across that swinging bridge! And, as one Irishman pointed out to us, you can see the Scottish Coastline in the distance beyond the Island.
A beautiful, sun-filled late afternoon visit to the Dunluce Castle ruins finished our sight-seeing day, and we topped it off with a grand dinner at the Bayview Hotel overlooking the beautiful Portballintre ...
The day started a little earlier than usual because of the long drive facing us. After an outstanding breakfast at our B&B in Galway we headed for Northern Ireland. Much of the drive was pretty ordinary with nice rural scenes. Our goal was to get to the town of Bushmill before the oldest distillery in the world closed. Rich and Gretchen indulged Al and Brenda's desire to tour the ...
... in the areas. And of course, this was at a time before cell phones, so it wasn't like you could call your colleagues at work and ask them to cover your class for you. All the students really enjoyed the opportunity to interact with the Northern Irish kids, and it was refreshing to them to see that despite their differences, they are actually more alike than they originally thought. It was difficult getting them to say goodbye, but we finally got ...
... m sure he will be fine.
I wandered for a bit and met a guy from Sydney called James. I asked him to take my photo on the Causeway and to further humiliate myself I stumbled 3 times and fell into a puddle. Because I am just that good.
And people wonder why I am single. People as in ‘me’ people. Ahaha. Hmm.
(I have written in my notes ‘Irish guy’, but I am at a complete ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSmugglers Inn Bushmills
Had a good night sleep and an Ulster Fry for breakfast.
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