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Category Archives: Co. Antrim
From Co. Antrim, Ireland to Pennsylvania, U.S.A. … Born in the Ballymoney area of Co. Antrim, Ireland on 30 March 1878, she was the eldest of three children, and only daughter; born to Alexander Murdock and Jane Holmes. Her two … Continue reading
My Berry Connection… “I would I were alive again to kiss the fingers of the rain.” Edna St. Vincent Millay Copyright (c) (2014) (https://colleenjmurdoch.wordpress.com). All Rights Reserved.
The Templecormac Graveyard, Upper Ballinderry… “We do not need to grieve for the dead. Why should we grieve for them? They are now in a place where there is no more shadow, darkness, loneliness, isolation, or pain. They are home.” … Continue reading
Forgotten Graves… During my very recent trip “back home” I spent much of my time documenting cemeteries, grave yards and family burial grounds in Northern Ireland. One of the many that I visited was the Middle Church in Ballinderry where … Continue reading
“It is lovely to meet an old person whose face is deeply lined…” “…a face that has been deeply inhabited, to look in the eyes and find light there.” ― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom Copyright (c) (2014) (https://colleenjmurdoch.wordpress.com). … Continue reading
“The Last O’ The Lot An The Best O’ The Bargin.” Named after his mother Sarah MacMillan, Archibald MacMillan Murdoch was my 2nd great grand uncle. Archie was born on 3 Aug 1866 in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, and baptized in … Continue reading
“In the end, we’ll all become stories” Margaret Attwood. “If Stones Could Speak”! Copyright (c) (2014) (https://colleenjmurdoch.wordpress.com). All Rights Reserved.
“Faces Without A Name” … Yet again, I’m immersed in looking at old family photos! I have so many beautiful photos from family albums which, unfortunately still remain “Faces Without A Name”! My never ending quest to find my “dead … Continue reading
Faces Without a Name… These are some of my family, unfortunately other family photos remain beautiful “Faces Without A Name”! I believe that the “Face Without A Name” is Richard Scott the father of Mary Agnes. If that is the case, … Continue reading