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Aug 12, 2017 - Day 1 - Cabra Castle in Kingscourt

After the turmulos trip on the tranfer from the airport for our first night stay in Kingscourt at the Cabra Castle,we are greeted by the 2 Irish Wolf Hounds lumbering around the grounds looking for a scratch and a bit of food. The hotel manager described the walk to our room as up a wee hill. We then head out for a short walk around the grounds appreciating the golf course and the short walking path. We will share the castle with a wedding party with plenty of merriment to go around. Well into the evening toasts and stories can be heard...

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Oct 6, 2016 - Ghostbusters??

6 Oct We had a nice scenic ride to Cabra Castle, leaving Northern Ireland and returning to the republic. Then we are hit with the most SHOCKING NEWS of the trip. We are not leaving until 9:45 in the morning!! Room keys are handed out and we find that we are not sleeping in the castle itself but in renovated rooms in the buildings that surround the courtyard. This is a lovely location, beautiful grounds with a golf course. Our room is so inviting and comfortable that we take pictures of it before we mess it up. Later we find that others in...

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Jun 24, 2015 - Ireland - Cavan - Jackson ancestors search

Today started with another fine Irish breakfast by Sean. He is a great chef who loves to cook and we enjoyed both the food and the opportunity to talk and relax. Our objective for the day was to see if we could find any information about the Jacksons who remained in Ireland when Anne's grandfather emigrated to Canada with his siblings and her great grandparents and her great-great grandfather in the 1860's. Our first stop was at the Library in Cavan where the archives were located on the second floor. For a fee they would do research and...

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Jun 21, 2015 - Ireland - Killeshandra & Cavan

It was certainly a nice change to be able to wake up on our own rather than by the alarm clock and hotel wake-up calls. We didn't over do it, fortunately, as we heard Sean downstairs working on breakfast. The hotel Irish breakfasts had all been excellent but Sean outdid them quite handily. We also didn't have to adhere to the tour group schedule so were able to spend lots of time eating, drinking coffee and catching up. Anne has been working on researching the family tree on the Jackson side of her family and her grandfather had been born...

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Nov 4, 2013 - The McCahills of Cavan

I had always thought that James McCahill had come from Red Hills, County Cavan. Perhaps that is true. Or perhaps he came from Redhill? This is a little village in the Red Hills area. Or perhaps he came from somewhere completely different? Perhaps we will never know. There were 209 McCahills registered in the 1901 census in Cavan (compared with over 11,000 Ryans in Tipperary). Two of those McCahills were Patrick who would be technically the right age bracket to be James' father. Although, of course, Patrick might also have been dead by...

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