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We were late again to meet Mary Flood at the Rothe House. We got there 15 minutes late but Mary brought us to the library and got us started searching records throughout County Kilkenny, especially in Thomastown. The volunteer librarian, an elderly gentleman named Charlie Cullan, was very friendly. We found a few burial records for Shortalls and Bolgers too, but there were no records that go back far enough to prove a family connection. Still ...
... that out and it was amazing. It was an Irish folk concert and I absolutely loved it. After the concert we went to the famous Kyteler's pub and listened to even more Irish folk music. When I asked her about it later, my mom told me that she "felt absolutely at home" in the pub, listening to the music of our ancestors.
This now brings us to the present day. We spent the majority of our third day in Ireland in the car, ...
... Catholics were in power and then he killed his brother/sister/Protestants/Catholics to regain power" The Rock of Cashel spans the ages with Medieval buildings, a Georgian cathedral and a modern museum. St. Patrick is said to have visited here in 432 AD. There is a story that whoever can put their hands around a tall rock will be a leader and not suffer from dental ailments. Jim was only one in our group with a long enough ...
... on a bigger scale than other ruins and the detail after all this time is amazing.
As the sun goes down we had to go to Hore Abbey at the bottom of the Rock of Cashel. This place has such a great feel to it -I feel small and insignificant in such awesome surroundings. Great way to end a day?
... around the castle were incredible. So green, lush, and so many rolling hills Later on on the evening a group of us from the hostal went out to a local pub to hear some traditional Irish music. The pub was packed to see this group of 3 musicians play the banjo, guitar, and Accordion. Again had permagrin the rest of the night. What an amazing experience! The next day we decided to take it easy ...