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Irish Connections

My first Aylward Gathering, August 2018. It was hosted by John Aylward in Waterford, Ireland. What a time it was!  For Newfoundlanders, Ireland feels a lot like home. They are our history, and when Irish immigrants came to Newfoundland their folklore and traditions came with them. It was great meeting 'distant cousins' from all over!

Aylward Gathering 2018 Waterford, Ireland

Exploring Waterford, Ireland, we discovered the city's connection with Vikings.  Their Virtual  Reality experience, sitting on benches inside a longhouse, was mind-blowing! A definite must-see if/when you visit.

Viking Gail

We watched thatchers at work repairing one roof. It was fascinating. 

Thatch cottages in Ireland.
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