February 26, 2013

From the Country to the City

This past weekend, Hubby and I drove down to Cork to help his parents move from the countryside (Kanturk) into the "big" city of Cork. The move was relatively painless, but I'm sad that we won't be spending our future Christmases in the countryside anymore :(

While down in Cork, we also decided to explore hubby's family's past. He's recently been OBSESSED with ancestry.com. From that we learned a lot about his family all the way back to the 1800's. We decided to visit the village where his great-great-great grandfather was born and raised.

We arrived in the village and Hubby asked me to take pictures, and I wasn't sure what he was talking about because all I saw was the below.

I didn't even realise we were IN a village ;) The village consisted of that "gas station", some tractors, a tiny pub and a bus stop.

Old Gas Station 

Rural Transport Initiative

After checking out the village (took all of 2 minutes), we went to see the old family farm which is still a working farm to this day where I met the pretty ladies below. 

Oh hello! 

We also checked out the family plot in the local church before heading back home. It was a lovely weekend with the family and really, really interesting to see hubby's roots. 

A trip to the country wouldn't be complete without a sighting of tractor on the road!


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