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Friday, July 29th, 2005

Here’s a few snaps from our weekend in Ireland, at the Hogan family reunion. I’ve tried to avoid having endless photos of me with cousins that I’d just met, unless they share my name, in which case they’re guaranteed a guernsey.

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Ireland – Home is where the Hogans are

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

Way back in 1850, a bloke by the name of Michael Hogan, my Great Great Grandfather, emigrated from Ireland to Australia. An only child, he left behind in Ireland a father and a few uncles. Although his father didn’t follow the normal Catholic tradition of creating an entire army of kids, his uncles and their wives didn’t hold back, and Michael left behind a whole stack of cousins.

Now, in 2005, 155 years later, Irish descendents of Michael’s cousins were holding a Hogan family reunion, down in County Clare, on Ireland’s west coast. Somehow, through my Uncle Whip back home in Australia, I was able to score an invite to this little shindig. A distant cousin from Australia, here to meet his long lost ancestors.

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