I found it extremely moving as I drove up the road to Churchill from Letterkenny, realising that I was coming up the road my great-grandparents had struggled down all those years ago. It touched depths I hardly knew existed. I made the journey of 12,000 miles from Australia back to Ireland. The journey concluded when I reached a pile of rocks, the tumbledown remains of James and Mary’s cottage, putting me in touch with my past like nothing has ever done before.
Father Tony Doherty
Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia
Derryveagh Valley, Donegal