Finding My Roots In Ireland: Family Genealogy Road Trip
It only took me 34 years to visit my family’s ancestral homeland of Ireland. Joined by my parents sister, we traveled to the Emerald Isle to research our history.
Like most Americans, I’m a mutt. My family immigrated to the United States from Ireland, Poland, Germany and England. Mostly from Ireland though — including my paternal grandmother.
Concentrating on the side of the family with the most recent links to Ireland, we decided to visit the area where my grandmother was born. A small south-western coastal village called Glengarriff in County Cork.
I was especially excited for this journey, as it was the first time that my family members were going to travel with me internationally, and years since we’d traveled together for any kind of road trip. Woohoo!