Tag: Irish Roots

#IrishRoots at The Giant’s Causeway

At the top of Northern Ireland is a curious landmark of strange shaped stones that stands overlooking the sea, facing Scotland. This is the Giant’s Causeway. Scientists tell us that it was formed by volcanic activity, but as my tour guide pointed out, there are no volcanoes around. So how […]

Along the River Boyne

On Monday this week, we had a day off from classes because of the national bank holiday, so I decided to use the opportunity to take a short trip to a little beach town a short distance from Drogheda called Bettystown. A small village in Co. Meath, it was originally […]

Exploring Ireland’s Ancient Mysteries

There are only a handful of structures in the world that can withstand the test of time, holding together thousands of years after they were originally built. The pyramids, the Colosseum, Stonehenge… many of these are names that everyone has heard. A quick Wikipedia search suggests that humans have been […]

Emigration From the West

This week for #WeldonWednesdays I retraced some of my mom’s footsteps to one of her favorite parts of the country, the West. This is where most of my mom’s side of the family originates from, such as the Butlers in the Mayo and Longford areas, the O’Neills from Cork, the […]