Friday, 31 October 2008

Finding ones roots

Last year when we travelled through Ireland, we visited Dungiven and found what was left of farm buildings on a farm that we believed might have belonged to my Thompson great-grandparents. I wrote to a historian of the Dungiven and Feeny area and received a letter back this week confirming that the farm had belonged to my great-grandparents. With my grandmother Thompson (nee McAteer) also originating from Northern Ireland (Port Glennone), I am feeling quite entitled to claim my Irish heritage.

The house should be here but it seems to have vanished long ago. The garden gate remains and across the road some farm sheds. However, the view to the local hill is really good.

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