Archive for December, 2019

First Trip Perspectives… Dan Schumacher

Every once and a while we like to share the thoughts and journal of our members who are making their first visit to the Old Sod.

It’s always interesting to see how first trips take shape.. The trying to balance one’s roots/hereditary paths, points of interest, and good old tourist traps.. No two members seem to have the same plan in mind.

From Dan:

Dan Schumacher

The most astounding aspect of the trip was when I was able to connect with my grandfather’s niece, who’s family inherited the farm in Ennistymon. When we embraced, they greeted each and everyone of us with a hug and a ” Welcome home”.  I was touched…..as my grandfather and his brother never made it back. My mother never was able to visit either.  read more