“So it was time to say goodbye to our lovely ‘Beach Pad’ on the Hook Penisular. We had thoroughly enjoyed staying there for the four nights and were very sad to leave, as we we also sad to be nearing the end of this amazing quest. We had stayed here amongs some of the most beautiful counrtyside and coastal scenery i have ever seen. There are many stunning places left in this realm, more people need to get out and about and enjoy it more and see what really matters in this life….”

23rd SEPTEMBER 2021:

Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience. Quayside. New Ross. Co Wexford.

This reproduction of the original sailing ship cuts a fine historic figure along the quayside of New Ross, and is certainly a step back in time to what life used to be like and very eye-opening too when one takes the tour of the ship. One gets a real sense of how hard life could be and of how so many people risked their very life for the promise of a better life elswhere, and yet immigration and migration still goes on today, so for some folks nothing has changed. After we had been thrown back in time, we had a lovely meal in the resturant there and browsed the shop, which did had some good quality Celtic gifts there.

.https://www.dunbrody.com/

A fascinating experience for anyone and i discovered a couple of ‘Fords’ too! <click to enlarge>

Grail Bloodline:

  • All previous connections and bloodlines are relevant here…

Church of St Mary. Cushintown. Co Wexford: For a church that is so full of beautiful and meaningful symbolism relating to Craft, there is practically nothing on the internet in respect of any history of this church, but maybe that is the way it is meant to be…

A beautiful church in a lovely setting. One can see that the remains of St Teresa visited this church, so maybe a story for another day… <click to enlarge>

Look closely at some of the windows here, some of you may recognise what that represent <click to enlarge>

Grail Bloodline:

  • Earl William Neville. 4th Earl of Abergavenny (Karl’s 5th Great Uncle) 1792-1868

Ferns Cathedral: Ferns Lower. Co Wexford: Sadly the cathedral was closed when we arrived, but it did have some pretty grounds and an old cemetry we could wander around and the remains of a medieval monastry nearby. But happily i have managed to find some info on it. The cathedral church of St Edan is a cathedral church of the church of Ireland in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin. Until 1949, the designation of the Cathedral was the Cathedral Church of St. Ædan, a variant spelling of Edan or Aidan. The original medieval Roman Catholic cathedral was built by Bishop St. John in the 1230s.  The building was burnt down in Elizabethan times by the O’Byrnes of Wicklow, and only a small portion of the ruins remain. Although Queen Elizabeth 1 of England ordered it rebuilt, only a section of the choir was restored. This was subsequently further altered in the early 1800s and the cathedral was reordered again in the early 1900s. An internal chancel arch was raised, and a quire and sanctuary created. Chapter stalls were re-used from Kilkenny cathedral. A new episcopal ‘cathedra’ was provided and the flat plaster ceiling of the church was replaced with one of boarded wood in a gothic revival style and various other works completed over the years, but sadly of late both the cathedral and the cemetry have been vandalised.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferns_Cathedral

A bit more interesting on this site:

https://www.discoverireland.ie/wexford/ferns-cathedral

Grail Bloodline:

  • Lord Robert de Neville. (21st Great Grandfather) 1237-1271

“So the end of another very interesting day had arrived and time to make our way to our lasts digs of this quest, a rather sumptous apartment at Rosslare Harbour, rather handily situated near the ferry terminal…”

‘The Keeper of Scrolls’

AKA ‘moon.willow@ntlworld.com’

5th October 2022