FERMANAGH MEMORIES - NITA
In late September 2001 I took a coach from
Dublin to Enniskillen - having left Australia on 1st September,
with The Society of Australian Genealogists, and going around
Ireland in a coach visiting Family History Societies and going
into grave yards and historical places.
We held 3 minutes silence for the unfortunate people killed
in America in a church in Castle Connel where there is a
memorial to Governor Burke - he retired from Australia going
back home and dying there. On this part of my journey I stayed
at the loveliest setting for a hotel at Lake Erne hotel
I had made arangements on the internet to stay at a B/B run
by Mr and Mrs McCord just out of Enniskillen. I have never been
treated more generously than during my stay with them. They
drove me everywhere and nothing seemed a trouble. If this is
Ulster hospitality give it to me anytime even took me to a Lace
museum and I am still talking about what I saw there.
I met up with John Cunningham who took me to so many places
that were connected to my family. We went to churches,
cemeteries, old castles and homes, to Portora school and poor
houses; saw famine graves and the most beautiful scenery lakes,
hills woods farms. What a beautiful country I was driven to
Belfast by Mrs McCords sister and even put on a coach to
Carrickfergus to attend the North of Ireland Conference, again
another part of my experience with Ulster hospitality.
This was my third visit to Ireland and only hope I can go
again. I have started saving.
Nita in Australia
Visit Nita's page HERE
to read about her research in Fermanagh.