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Eastward view of five Blackface sheep on portion of the 21-acre Foy farm of Margaret and the late Thomas Joseph Kerrigan. It was late morning on a Saturday in September 2007 in County Mayo in the West of Ireland.
Derreennascooba, south of Killavally (Killawalla), County Mayo, Ireland, 2007. Dominick and Anne Walsh Foy lived in Derreennascooba, where their son John Foy was born in 1848. I was in the picturesque foothills of the Partry Mountains, elevation of 190 feet.
She said she would try to get me a photo of the ruins of an old house that had been removed within the last year to make room for a new house built behind her house by her son Chris.
It was a thrill to be walking around the farm where my great grandfather was born.
I was hoping to talk to Norah about this new information, but no one was home. Undaunted, I decided to park my car by the side of the road, enjoy the countryside, and at least walk around in the townland of Derreennascooba where I knew my ancestors to be from.
That is when I chanced upon Margaret Kerrigan and found the Foy farm.
I had happened upon the farm, where my great grandfather, John Foy, was born in 1848 in the townland of Derreennascooba. It had only been 18 months since my first trip to Ireland, which was to Ballinrobe in County mayo, but I could not pass up another opportunity to visit.
An Irish Sheepdog was doing what he was trained to do in a stone-walled green field on the downward slope of the hillside.In four years, I had gone from "somewhere in counties Mayo or Cork" to a real farm in the townland of Derreennascooba.Marker for Derreennascooba (Derreenascobe) townland, south of Killavally (Killawalla), County Mayo, Ireland, 2007.All I knew then was that my great great grandparents, Dominick and Anne Walsh Foy, were married in the townland of Kiltarsaghaun.At that time, he directed me to the townland and the home of Norah Kerrigan, whom he knew to be a Foy.