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IRELAND

My Great Grandfather, Patrick McManus and his wife Bridget Quigley were born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland. They came to the United States through Ellis Island and made the Bronx their home.

Leprechaun Garden Stake - Decorating a Garden for St. Patrick's Day

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St. Fin Barre's Cathedral - Cork, Ireland

Blackrock Castle in Cork city, Ireland [3 pictures]

Green Flamingoes - Decorating a Garden for St. Patrick's Day

Cities of Ireland as a map in flag colors

St. Brigid's Cross Legend says this cross was woven by the patron saint of Ireland to explain the Passion. Its heritage extends to the Neolithic Age when it symbolized the four seasons. It is now hung over Irish doorways to protect home and hearth. It is also related to the symbol of the "turning wheel" which symbolized the movement of the sun and is a design seen on Celtic crosses.

There’s a place in Ireland where every 2 years, the stars line up with this trail on June 10th-June 18th. It’s called the Heaven’s Trail. Amazing.