Matt & Maraid
L to R: Bottom row: Maraid, Neave, Aunt Peggy (Uncle Con's wife), Mary (E's mother), & Finorah
Top row: me, Steven (E's Canadian cousin's husband), Teri (E's Canadian cousin), Peter (E's cousin & Tony & Mary's son), AnnaMarie w/ James (E's cousin & Tony & Mary's daughter), Uncle Tony, Aunt Mary, Aiden, Matt, S (E's other sister), Anita, Uncle Con, & E
E brought up some topographical maps to find out where old landmarks were on the mountain. Mary & Con helped him navigate.
For some reason, my first thought on seeing this photo was this looks very Beatles-esque.
The next morning, we came back up to Uncle Con's and were making the trek up the mountain to see Cloughveen (the old house where his mother was born). I had to make sure that Finorah was dressed appropriately with her Wellies (a gift from Ann & Carly) and her Irish green jacket.
A while back, Con was generous enough to grant E the house (which is now no more than a couple of old walls). On the Irish countryside, each house has its own name and that is where the post is sent to. Uncle Con's house is called Meentacor.
Modern sheep driving (with a car)
Watching the dogs herd the sheep into a different field.
Starting the trek up the mountain side with the sheep leading the way
Someone didn't have to walk. She got a nice ride up on Daddy's back.
Jess watching for strays
A look out the front door
A look through the front window
Still standing strong
Jess watching the herd in their final destination
Finorah enjoying the wooly view
Surveying the landscape and our next destination
L to R: me, E, Finorah, Maraid, Uncle Con, Neave, Aiden, Uncle Tony, S, Matt, AnnaMarie, & Anita
Aiden exploring a lower house
Finn & I at Cloughveen
Cousins at Cloughveen
(someone doesn't look amused...)
E & Finn at Cloughveen
Stopping for a nice lunch of tomatoes, bread, bananas & cheese
The lunch lady passing out lunch