Antoinette was kind enough to do some research on my family on short notice. I went in unannounced on a Monday and by Thursday she had found the church where my great-grandfather and grand-uncles had been baptised and also the townlands where they lived. My wife and I then spent the next couple of days visiting the beautiful area of Killaloe, visited the church, visited their homestead and enjoyed the scenery that my ancestors walked every day. To us the place was magical. To my great-great grandparents at that time, it was probably hell on earth. Imagining the conditions that they were forced to live in at the time, and then being forced to leave, was extremely emotional.
Thank you Antoinette for a glimpse into my family's past, the good and the bad! I can't wait to see the final report!
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