Feed on
Posts
Comments

Monthly Archive for May, 2011

When starting a tour of the town of Derry one of the first thing you can see is a winding bridge known as the Peace Bridge. This Bridge represents a long awaited union between the Catholics and the Protestants of Derry, or as Protestants in the north call it Londonderry. The name Londonderry comes from […]

Read Full Post »

When entering the Famine Museum, the first thing in sight is a man and woman with their trunks and the word “emigration” written in big red letters across a banner.  You learn in depth about what drove the Irish away from their homeland, including the Potato famine, as well a first hand view into a […]

Read Full Post »

The famine museum in Strokestown started with a tour of a household that was once owned by the Mahons, a rich family from the 1700’s. Mr. Mahon was a landowner who held a very powerful position in his community. The family’s enormous wealth is evident as you explore the house. The rooms are decorated with […]

Read Full Post »