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From: Ruth McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: [S-I] Where to stay in Belfast
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 17:50:28 -0500
Ah yes!!! Dingle IS so special too. I must indeed be Irish through &
through because I LOVE it all.
The Giant's Causeway cliffs too are another favorite seascape area,
with views all the way to Portrush and beyond. I grew up with the
story of my gg grandmother, Ann McAnaul, as a wee orphan being brought
by an well off "Auntie Balmer," along with her young siblings Mary,
Robert and David and 2 also-orphaned McAllister cousins to Eardley,
Quebec. They were supposed to have talked all their lives of both the
Giant's Causeway and Portrush. When I, four generations later, first
stood on the windswept cliffs above the Causeway, and realized I was
looking all the way to the coastal city of Portrush, I found tears .
.. in my eyes. It was a moving experience to watch my mother's
reaction I took her to see it for her 50th wedding anniversary, she
having sat as a girl beside the long skirts of her g grandmother, Ann,
hearing the stories for herself; she openly wept at both the dramatic
beauty and the sense 'coming back' 160 years later! I suspect it was
the 1832 outbreak of cholera that orphaned the children.
On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 4:25 PM, <> wrote:
> I have to agree, Ruth. Also, another great drive is around the Dingle
> Peninsular. Absolutely amazing and while I love Oregon as well... it's just
> not the same! I'll have to do that other drive you mentioned Ruth!
> My FB picture is of me on top of Tor Head. Simply amazing views and on a
> clear day you can see all the way to Scotland.