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  • May 17, 2019: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: NATURE; Ireland - Leaves & Branches
    Amy Johnson Crow challenges us to remember our ancestors and their families through this task: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. I completed ’52 Ancestors’ in 2014 & here I go again. This post is in response to that challenge. The topic for this week is NATURE.



    Clonmel. County Tipperary, Ireland

    In 2012 my oldest daughter and I traveled to Ireland. We rented a car and drove around the island. We were both site seeing & researching our Irish roots. One of the first places we went was Clonmel, home of our Daniel Mullane family. 



        The Daniel Mullane family took picnics to Saint Patrick’s Well. Old black and white home movies show the place, easily recognizable by the stone cross. Family stories tell of the dog running away with Aunt Nell’s hat and when he was chased the hat ended up in the water. I was delighted to be be in the same place my ancestors had enjoyed. Now the ancient site is the setting for memories for another generation of our family.


     It was a beautiful. peaceful place. A good place to enjoy nature & think about our family.



    St. Patrick has always had d special place in my heart because I was born on his Saint's Day, St. Patrick's Day. So his well near Clonmel is special in many ways.




     I hope you enjoy these NATURE photos from our memorable trip.

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