I never lived in it but this is the house my great grandmother Bessie (Elizabeth) married into in 1897.
It is the house in which my grandmother Catherine Hurley was born, in 1905.
It is the house she left to go to Peabody, Massachusetts in 1925.
This small house is part of who I am.
There is something solid about this house.
There were hard times and sad times in this house.
There was rejoicing...
And all of it... part of who I am.
In coming to know these women, my mother's mothers,
I come to know myself.
You can research your family farm at the Valuation Office in Dublin. Records go back to 1840 in some cases and can often take you back another generation because every tenant is listed.