December 10, 2018

McKenna/Sousa family vacation to Ireland, with our trusty Seekonk Reporter!


A little background information…
We were there for historic Hurricane Ophelia, the strongest storm to hit Ireland since the 1960’s. The entire country was under a “red” warning, and we were staying at The Kilcolgan Castle. Just before the eye of the storm passed over Kilcolgan, we were hit with a severe tidal surge, and the castle took on water. It was amazing to see the small community come together to help their neighbors. All of the pubs and grocery stores were closed, but one neighbor brought us a hot meal following an afternoon of cleaning up the flood. It was truly a team effort! Pictured here are some new friends that we met that day…7 year-old Nikola, her parents were two neighbors and friends who were helping with the clean-up, and Alice the greyhound, a resident of the castle.

The other image is a picture of our trip to the Cliffs of Moher the day before Hurricane Ophelia hit…breathtaking! And the final shot, where we unfortunately forgot our Seekonk Reporter, is our long and winding trip through the Dingle Peninsula in Co. Kerry. We spent the afternoon exploring the coastal town of Dingle.


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