2005-07-29 Ireland Trip Page 12 - Firth of Forth, Scotland
This is Dalmeny house where Richard's great-grandmother
Annie Fitzpatrick worked as a maid. Dalmeny owns much of the surrounding land in Queensferry, it seems.
This is the famous Firth of Forth Bridge, which Thomas Carr, Richard's great-grandfather worked on after emigrating to Scotland when he was 16 from Ireland. Thomas almost fell to his death while working on this bridge, but was rescued in mid fall. Read his story below in the "penpaint" comment! It is still used for trains in Scotland.
This is Lesley Cronin (Papa Tom's distant cousin) and her mother, Annie. Lesley and Papa Tom share the same great-grandfather, James Fitzpatrick, who married another Annie on June 4 in South Queensferry. This Annie's husband was the Secretary of State in Scotland years ago.
This is a really good Alfred Hitcock movie
this photo is from the construction days of the Firth of Forth and hangs inside the restaurant
The restaurant where we could look out at the Firth of Forth
The Church of Scotland, where Annie attends.
Lesley's home; most of their relatives live right here in South Queensferry
The two bridges, the other one is used for cars
This little Scots boy just got out of a wedding and is posing for Kallene's camera
These houses stand where the church once was that Rich's great-grandparents were married in! Thomas Carr was born in a small thatched cottage in Ballylar, on the Fanad Peninsula in County Donegal, Ireland, on Oct. 25, 1866. Thomas married Annie Fitzpatrick on June 4, 1889. Shortly after, they emigrated to the U.S.A. entering through Ellis Island, and continued by train to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Lattes for afternoon tea
Back in Dublin, our last dinner together before our flight home. Thank you so much, sis, for everything you did to make this trip happen for us!!
I hope you enjoyed this pictorial tour of some of Scotland's rich spiritual heritage and legacy. Please leave me a comment (by clicking on the "Add Comment" button below) if you liked it or have questions. It was very meaningful to me to explore the heritage of my Scots-Irish ancestry. May the Lord bless you and keep you! --Kathy