S: 2012 Ireland
FC: Ireland 2012
1: We will never forget. | Making Memories. | Ireland September 16, 2012 to September 30, 2012 In Search of the Golden Ancestral Sod | dddddd
2: We will never forget. | Making Memories. | Dublin Street Map | dddddd | Grafton Street
3: Ha'penny Bridge | September 17
4: Dublin, Day 1 Beautiful!
5: St. Stephen's Green
6: Dublin September 18
7: Day 2 in Dublin was sunny! | Tired but happy!
8: EIFFEL | TOWER | PARIS | DOUBLE RAINBOW on Nassau Street!!
9: A cute Dublin building
11: 17 story "skyscraper" in background is tallest building in Ireland
13: Templehouse B&B County Sligo September 19
14: A Protestant Manor House
17: Ruins of 12th century castle built by Templars
18: We see the GOLDEN Ancestral Sod! North County Mayo September 20
19: The NEW Lackan Cemetery
20: This NEW Cemetery has all the family names: GOLDENl, Flannelly, Kearney (and Forde) | The family names in both old and new cemeteries: GOLDEN, Kearney, Flannelly
22: This is where my grandparents, James Francis Golden and Annie Golden Golden, lived.
23: A beautiful day in rural and quiet Rathlacken
24: This B&B in Killala was our first choice, but there was no one home. We might have gotten word of Golden relatives in the area. | AVONDALE HOUSE
25: Still looking for a place to stay we happened upon Beleek Castle between Killala and Ballina. But, no room at the inn. | This winding, tree-lined road gave way to the beautiful castle. It was out of a Gothic novel!
26: Westport, County Mayo September 21 | Waterside B&B our room for the night
28: On our way to dinner at Martine's we heard bagpipes. This group—men, women and children, all wearing the same outfit—were playing in a building down the street from our B&B. They were terrific!
30: The name of my gr-gr-grandfather on Grandma's side
31: Westport, through the Connemara Mountains, to Galway
32: Bride and Groom | The (tortuous) road to GALWAY—the Twelve Pins (Bens) September 22
35: The Galway hurling team was to play the Kilkenny hurlers in the All-Ireland Hurling championship the following Sunday
36: A | ADARE a beautiful “Tidy Town”
43: WOODLANDS HOUSE our beautiful B&B for two nights KINSALE
48: My friend Pat from Cork City
49: KINSALE Harbor
51: inside Woodlands | ...and on to KILKENNY
54: Two days in KILKENNY
60: Our hotel in KILKENNY
61: DUBLIN again | IRELAND our wonderful adventure!