walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

Ballybunion, NJ -- you can sort of see how that makes sense

In the massive genealogy project, I've been poking a little more at some of the fam on R.'s mother's side. Part of that branch came over in the early part of the 20th century from Ballybunion, in County Kerry. I got lucky today and found death records in RootsWeb for the parents who stayed behind. Along the way, however, I was trying to figure out anything about the place (which does have a wikipedia entry). And what I came away with, overall, was a sense that anyone who felt at home in Ballybunion would probably feel quite at home near the Jersey shore. And I don't mean that in a creepy, reality show kind of way. I mean that in a coastal-resort-town sort of way.

Also, the monorail thing made me chuckle. That's because of the train obsession. Probably.
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