Lately I've been thinking about those of us who are afforded the time to think about, and write about, the lives of our ancestors, to research their backgrounds, and to find documents providing evidence of their history. I am very grateful that I have been given the privilege to ponder the lives of those who have gone before me. In this post, together with my sincere thanks to you, I offer a few shots of some of my favourite places from the land of my family, Ireland. Click on the photographs to view larger versions. I hope that you enjoy them.
Happy Researching Everyone!
|The Bank of Ireland Building, Dublin. Fingers crossed: the future Genealogy Centre of Ireland|
|O'Connell Bridge on a busy evening.|
|On the grounds of Dublin Castle, notorious in Irish History and in the history of my family.|
|The Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin. A place to contemplate and honour the past.|
|Looking up from the Stonebreaker's yard, Kilmainham Gaol, site of the Easter 1916 Executions.|
|The waterfall, Powerscourt Desmense, County Wicklow.|
|Ruins and rivers in Glendalough, County Wicklow.|
|Gazing back through the Wicklow Mountains|
|Tintern Abbey, County Wexford|
|Remembering men of history, The National School, Clonakilty, County Cork|
|The National School, Clonakilty, County Cork|
|Cobh (Cove) Cathedral standing high over Cobh city, County Cork.|
|The Cliffs of Moher, a slightly different perspective, County Clare.|
|In the land of the Ancients, The Passage Tomb of Newgrange, near Drogheda, County Meath.|
|Seas and skies of blue and green, County Dublin.|
|Always a rainbow after a storm.|
|...and an Angel to guide us along our way.|
All Photographs Copyright© J.Geraghty-Gorman 2011.