Sights and Sounds of Ireland Part 3

A slight change of plans….

I was going to post the results of my search for the resting place of the LEE forebears in London, but there are some copyright laws I need to work through regarding what I can and can’t post on the blog before I do that. It’s complicated…

In the meantime, I have a lovely, little, meditative video of an Irish ‘babbling brook’ you may like to ponder…It’s only about 10 seconds long—just click on the arrow in the middle:

I filmed this little brook on a walk up the road as pictured in the header photo of the blog. It’s in Ballyvourney, County Cork, near Macroom.

I’m not sure Australian brooks/creeks babble like Irish ones.

What do you think?

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8 Responses to Sights and Sounds of Ireland Part 3

  1. David says:

    Well I just discovered your blog through the Facebook group Australian Local and Family History bloggers and I would like to say how much I enjoy reading your writing. The challenge with writing family history is to make it interesting to people who are not related or tracing the same people, and I think you have succeeded. Well done. There’s enough of you in it to make it about the present as much as the past, which I suppose is what family history is about, trying to understand ourselves in the present through understanding our ancestors in the past. I was drawn to your blog by the subtitle – stories of my forebears in Australia, Ireland and England. My forebears’ stories are from Australia, Ireland, Scotland, England and Germany. I am just getting started on the Irish bit, so sounds from a babbling brook I thought might whet my appetite. Which it has. Thanks.

    • Marg says:

      Thanks David. Really appreciate your comments. Family history’s a funny thing; the one doing the discovering ‘lives’ and loves it, but, as the disseminator, you don’t want to bore your loyal friends and (potential) followers, so I’m glad you enjoyed it. Good luck with your own family history. I took myself off to Ireland in 2014 with as much info as I could find. I didn’t know anyone there but with a few deep breaths and some Dutch courage I knocked on some doors and found some distant relatives. Those stories are yet to make it to the blog. It was amazing. I recommend following the babble! Enjoyed your blog too. You have some beautiful photos in it. Cheers, Marg.

  2. GeniAus says:

    A pretty little video. Copyright is complicated, good idea to give it some thought.

    • Marg says:

      Thanks Jill. It’s such a shame. I love those old documents. I’ll just have to put on my creative cap from now on. Marg.

  3. geoff says:

    Yep, that’s a proper babble alright! Not sure if it’s uniquely Irish or not, but it sounds nice thru stereo speakers.

    • Marg says:

      Thanks Geoff. I’m sure it sounds different to our Aussie babbles. Mind you, we won’t have any babbles soon if we don’t get some rain!

  4. Rosemary says:

    Hi Marg. I enjoyed seeing and listening to your babbling brook. I just wish it could have lasted a bit longer. A beautiful sound. Rosemary x

    • Marg says:

      Yes it is a lovely sound isn’t it. I had to edit out me mumbling at the end trying to work out how to stop the video (new camera). So, yes, theoretically, it should have been longer! Cheers, Marg x (Just realized I put this comment in the wrong post. Sorry for tardy reply to your comment Rosemary. Marg)

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