Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Edinburgh: cousins, castles and kilts

More from the travel diary

Top o' the mornin' to ya! Jotting a quick note to you from Dublin where I am enjoying the warm Catholic hospitality of the Blessed Sacrament Fathers who run a Eucharistic Adoration chapel on the banks of the Liffey very close to O'Connell street bridge. More on that in subsequent posts.

The lack of a laptop in combination with infrequent wifi opportunities has prevented posting until today.

Here we go back in time to last week in Edinburgh and a visit with, in top photo, cousins Amanda, left, and Fiona, whose mother's mother was a sister to my great grandmother Catherine Currie who emigrated to Canada with my grandfather, James McGeogh and my great aunt, Sister Othilia. On these facts I stand ready to be more corrected by more knowledgeable family members.
A brief visit to see, and decide against joining, the long line for admittance to Edinburgh Castle also revealed the presence of an American sporting a kilt in the Black Stewart tartan, that of the last Catholic kings of Scotland.

In bottom photo, St Giles' Cathedral, "The High Kirk of Edinburgh" of the Church of Scotland on the Royal Mile which street runs between Holyrood Palace at the lower end nearer the Firth of Forth and the castle at the upper end, perched upon the rock high above the city.

More tomorrow. Thanks for visiting and may God bless ye.


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