On one of Dan's previous trips to Ireland, one of his distant cousins brought him to see where his Great Uncle grew up and to see the sight of his grandmother's home.
An old car that's still in what's left of the shed.
Dan and the kids went through the brush on the other side of the curve and actually located some old stone walls that were part of the house. Dan was very excited by this as he hadn't been able to explore when he was with his cousin.
You can't see them but there are actually walls behind Dan.
After showing the kids their great grandmother's home place, we headed to Newcastle Cemetery where their great great grandparents are buried.
Dan was nervous about being able to find the cemetery so he found GPS coordinates online thanks to a geocaching website and we plugged them in and off we went.
After we left the old cemetery and abbey we went to the newer one where Dan's grandmother actually went to church.
We decided to drive through Wexford. One of the kid's favorite teachers at school is from Wexford. While in Wexford we stopped to check out Selskar Abbey.
And while waking through Wexford we found this and had to take a picture. It's spelled with an H, it's pink, and it's an accessories store. This has MY Sarah written all over it!
After dinner we headed back to the hotel and called it a night.
We flew home the next morning and got back to our regular life. Dan went to work, Peter went to the Geography Bee, Sarah texted her friends, and I did laundry. Lots and lots of laundry.
Our time in Ireland was fantastic. It was better than I dreamed it would be. I hope the kids have lots of good memories of our time spent together. But this trip left us all saying, "Where are we going next?"