Tuesday…farewell to Wicklow; on to Tullamore.

At the Wicklow jail, Nancy visited with Father Reilly.  He was probably praying for his release, but her presence must have been comforting.


Here’s a map of our week this week as we pick up the kids on Wednesday and head up along the “Wild Atlantic Way” on the west coast of Ireland.  Our destination is County Donegal, where the Martin family’s roots are so deep.  Catherine Martin went to the US in 1865 and married William Francis Roach – the harness-maker – in 1874.  They were my great-grandparents.  Half or more of Catherine’s family stayed in the eastern part of County Donegal and survived the Potato Famine there.


We landed in Dublin (A) on Sunday morning, spent two days in Co. Wicklow (B & C) and head to our friends, the McNamara’s (next door neighbors in Sanibel), at their home in Tullamore (D).  Not much time for writing a blog today, but we will tell you about our driving on the motorways as soon as we get a chance.

Have a fine day and we will see you back here soon.  It’s 5 hours difference from Philadelphia.

Sun is shining brightly this morning at the Druid’s Glen Resort in Newtown Mount Kennedy.


Lifelong Philadelphia area Realtor. Now a 13-year citizen of Sanibel, Florida. Married to Nancy for 54 years. Three children (2 in Devon; 1 in Steamboat Springs, CO) and 5 grandkids (2 in college). Helping with charities involving poverty, kids and education.


  • I love living well, vicariously through the two of you – and all of yours. This looks so very fantastic. New routes to old roots. Have a great trip.


  • It is a pleasure to visit Ireland by proxy. The map of Ireland is really helpful. Our best to chip and Nancy on their birthdays. All the best. Tante Belle Cose. Dick and Linda


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