Fig 1. Map Showing Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland.


We stayed in County Kerry for 3 days (mostly in the town of Cahersiveen) but we took a cruise on the 3 lakes of Killarney and a horse trap through Dunloe Pass on our third day in County Kerry.

While I started reading the book, Glory Hunter: A Biography of Patrick Edward Connor, it said my ancestor was born “near the Lakes of Killarney” and all of his military records have him listed born in County Kerry, Ireland.  I found it fascinating to know I have seen where my European ancestors were born and lived.


That’s me on the left behind the tourist.




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