Kelly Ford In Ireland with Aer Lingus - Day 1

Thursday, October 10th

What a week in the Motherland, Ireland!  I just got back from the trip of a lifetime with my family and I can’t wait for you go too and discover YOUR roots. We experienced that legendary Irish hospitality from the moment our trip started at JFK airport in the Aer Lingus lounge.  That friendliness and openness extended when we boarded our direct flight to Dublin.   5 hours later when we landed we hit the ground running. 

My sisters and I checked into the Davenport Hotel in Dublin and walked over to The Irish Immigrant Family Center.   We met with a genealogist who traced our family history back to the 1820’s in Dublin.   What a treat it was to hear about our Mom’s heritage.  She left Ireland to marry my Dad who she met while he was serving in the U.S. Army.  This is day one of our 5-day trip!