Finding Irish Writer Roots: Part One is in the Blog Archives. Part One details the beginning of a personal journey for this writer in 2008 in which I managed through a combination of blind luck, perserverance and professional help from Colleen Fitzpatrick (see her blog article) to stumble across the ancestral home of my grandmother, Anne Conway in Lisheenavalla Townland, Galway County, Ireland. There I met my second cousin (once removed) Kitty Conway and Padraig Conway, my third cousin.
The next step was to locate my grandmother's baptismal and birth certificate, and other documentation. Late in 2009, I applied for US/Irish joint citizenship.
Kitty, Myself and Padraig in Lisheenavalla
Finding Irish Writer Roots: Part Two is an installment for which I will let a picture speak a thousand words. Look forward to more.