He walked us to a bank in Adare so I could try my debit card again. It failed once more. It became clear that I needed to talk to a bank person. So, after taking pictures in front of thatched cottages, we ate at a charming cafe, The Good Cafe. Billy took Liam`s lead and got a full Irish breakfast with eggs, sausage, bacon, black and white pudding, a grilled tomato and a slice of really good bread. We needed coffee really badly too. Jeanne was thrilled with her porridge made with almonds and fruit. She mixed peppermint and chamomile teas which were served in a cute little pot. I learned Barry's Tea is what everyone drinks. Breakfast was perfect all around.
|Billy in Dromina|
|Jim and Noreen O'Connell|
Liam went into the store and asked if anybody knew where the Crowleys lived in the area. Noreen O`Connell spoke up and said her Da knew everything about the area. She rang him up and he said he`d be there in two minutes. He was! Jim O`Connell was a very sweet and generous man. After some introductions, thank yous, and clarity about where it was we wanted to go, Jim said, "Follow me." So, we hopped in the coach and soon we were at the Kilabrahar Cemetary. The cemetary is located amongst green fields of every hue, separated by hedge rows which made the landscape resemble a lovely quilt. The scent of cow pie permeated the air because herds of dairy cows were everywhere.
We never found our ancestors, but so enjoyed this lovely, very old cemetery. Soon, Liam called to us that Jim was going to take us down the road to John Crowley's house. So we hopped in the coach again.
|Jim, Liam and Billy|
|Chainsaw sculpture of a monk.|