When we were children, my brother and I spent our summers in southwest Donegal in the village of Kilcar, with my mother’s people. Our parents sent us there so they could build their business in Buncrana, a tourist town 100 miles north. For me the journey southwest was an opportunity to switch one thriving location for another that was wild and a bit mysterious. Harry Percival … [Read more...] about Photo Album: Kilcar, My Donegal Playground
U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner spent the Fourth of July in Ireland last weekend. After a week of diplomatic talks with European allies like Lithuania, Finland, and Poland, U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner finished up his trip in Ireland for the Independence Day, or Irish America Day as it’s known in Wexford, speaking extensively with Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The … [Read more...] about Weekly Comment: John Boehner's Irish Travels (Photos)
Whoever coined the Irish proverb “When God made time, he made plenty of it” must have been blessed with immortality, or unlimited vacations. The rest of us measure our lives in years and our time off in weeks or days. If this has prevented you from visiting the land that spawned that bit of wisdom, take heart – you can see some of the best of Ireland in one week.
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Ireland in Seven Days
This collection finds me looking back at where my ancestors came from and retracing their lives. All the photos were taken in Donegal and the islands off the northwest coast. Several are of my family, who live in Gweedore, County Donegal, a rural area, and on Gola, an island one mile off the coast of Gweedore. Gola, which has been deserted for the last 40 years, is where my … [Read more...] about Looking Back in Time: A Photo Essay