Grandfather's House

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Grandfather's House in Ireland
Grandfather's House in Ireland

My Grandfather’s house in Ireland that he grew up in with his 13 siblings plays a huge part in my family history.  Most of the family immigrated to the United States. The house which is around 800 square feet is located in Kiskeam, Ireland which is a very small town in County Cork.  This house has been part of our family for almost 100 years.  This house is special because it is where our family spent a lot of time together. When my family and I visit Ireland yearly our whole family stays in the house with many of my cousins, uncles, and aunts.  We all play one big competitive game of cards.  This has become one of the most enjoyable family traditions that I look forward to every year. The house is important to me because it lets me see what my grandfather's life was like and how hard it was just to get food on the table for dinner.  My Grandfather is a huge inspiration to my whole family. 

Place(s): County Cork, Ireland

– GKR

Relationship:  Grandchild of im/migrant Grandchild of im/migrant