As a young university student on a budget, I wanted to reconnect with my ancestry in Northern Ireland. Rae Kirk made my dreams come true. Rae took me to Giant’s Causeway, Slemish Mountain where I sat in St Paddy’s chair. We visited a traditional pub where I heard my first fiddle circle and Celtic singing and of course ‘Rae ordered me a Guinness (even though I just tasted the froth!!)
I visited Tom’s working farm with stone dykes as well as rode along with a farmer taking his wool to market! We walked over the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge and even swan in the Ocean. I saw a lot of amazing sites and walked where my great grandfather’s people lived.
My best memories of Northern Ireland were the people who shared generous conversation and warm hospitality.
Rae introduced me to family and friends, of which she has many connections. Rae knows the lay of the land, the places you must see and those places that you will only see with a local.
Rae is friendly and well connected, when she takes you under her wing, she treats you like family!!