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My trip to Athy, Co. Kildare, Republic of Ireland

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Re: My trip to Athy, Co. Kildare, Republic of Ireland

Kevin M. Kerwin (View posts)
Posted: 24 Oct 2003 8:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for the story-it reminds me of the same trip I have made twice to Athy. I, too, have had no luck finding my ancestors' graves there (1850's) even though a 1970's transcription says they are there. Perhaps the stones are worn away, like you say. I talked to the groundskeeper, Paddy Rice, about whether or not there was a plot of the graves, and unfortunately there is not-and he's too busy with local politics as the local Sinn Fein man to make one. Did you happen to see the broken stone with the tree growing around it near the ruins of the church? That was an eery sight.
I think to only way to find our ancestors is to access the grave transcriptions and find out who the "neighbors" are. I'd like to leave a new stone there, if I can find it, saying thanks from their decendants in America.
There people there were really great. We were even able to find Kirwan's Lane, although no one know which Kirwan it was named for. And if you go back, I recommend staying at the Pill Lodge-the best farm B&B around, just east of town.
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Susan D'Arcy Rezsonya 8 Jul 2002 8:28PM GMT 
Kevin M. Kerwin 25 Oct 2003 2:51AM GMT 
Susan D'Arcy Rezsonya 27 Oct 2003 4:30PM GMT 
Kevin M. Kerwin 28 Oct 2003 2:19AM GMT 
Collegefarm 29 Nov 2012 10:25PM GMT 
beermaker1 21 Jun 2004 5:16PM GMT 
Kevin Kerwin 22 Jun 2004 1:43AM GMT 
barti oslartf... 27 Nov 2012 9:12PM GMT 
beermaker1 21 Jun 2004 5:10PM GMT 
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