Holiday in Northern Ireland - July 2012
|Dad was brought up in Northern Ireland, and went to Australia with his parents when he was 12. For the first part of the trip to Ireland we stayed in County Tyrone, where Philip grew up. We stayed with Philip's cousin, John McCrea and Wendy, in Cookstown. The weather was quite good and we enjoyed several long summer evenings having great craic in John and Wendy's back garden.|
spent a fair bit of time reliving old times, heading
off in the car on his own to explore old haunts.
Below is "Sanville" in Coalisland where he was brought
up. The other two pictures are the graves of
dad's grandparents - the McCrea grave is at Brigh
Presyterian Church, and the Kells grave is at
Wendy took us to her brother's farm at
Ballymaguire where over 20,000 free range
chickens were being raised. Quite a sight -
not to mention the cacophony...
We traveled to Belfast for a day to look at
the Titanic exhibition, recently opened to
commemorate the centenary of the Titanic.
It's well worth a visit.
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