Many of you may remember Ancestry.com’s “True Irish Roots” sweepstakes held this past March to help celebrate the release of our Irish Collection. The contest featured a grand prize trip to Ireland for two, where the winner would spend a week exploring the Emerald Isle’s finest sites including Blarney Castle and the Aran Islands.
Contest winner Michael Hanlon recently returned from his adventure and sent us a recap along with some of his amazing photography from the trip.
“We have returned from one of the greatest Irish vacations anyone could possibly have and I wanted to share our trip with you. I wanted to really let you know how great this win was for my wife and I, as a person, am usually not lucky enough to win a trip like this in their lifetime, but I did!”
Michael flew from his home in Sacramento, California to Dublin, Ireland and hit the road straight to Waterford Castle. From there trip highlights included falling in love with the town of Adare, a stop at Killarny, Ross Castle, a visit to the Cliffs of Moher, Ashford Castle, and of course Dublin.
Images from Michael’s trip can be found at http://bit.ly/q8Qfxb; and we must say that he’s an outstanding photographer, so have a look and enjoy!
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