Rosses Point to near Swanlinbar, County Cavan, the Home of my Irish Ancestors

We are staying at a B&B that I picked because my Great Great Great Grandfather Humphrey Robinson lived nearby. On our way to dinner tonight Duke and I went exploring and we found some ruins that are exactly where his farm was!! In the 1857 Griffiths Valuation (essentially a census) it shows exactly where he lived and the ruins we found today are in the same spot. In 1864 he emigrated with two sons to Brisbane, Australia. His daughter and her son Alexander, my Mom’s Grandmother, emigrated to Canada.

This morning we drove from the west coast inland to near Swanlinbar, County Cavan where we are tonight. Along the way we stopped and took a short walk to Glencar Waterfall.

Later we stopped and took a tour of Marble Arch Cave.

For dinner we had amazing steaks.

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

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