- Who were the JACKSONs who lived at Tullyvallen, Co. Armagh from the late 1600s until the mid 1800s? (Crazy, stupid – I know.) There was also the connected question - were they related to any other known line of JACKSONs – particularly the JACKSONs of Urker and/or Coleraine and Forkhill?
- The second question had to do with the fact that Sir Thomas Jackson had brought a farm hand up from his farm in Co. Kildare in the mid 1890s to run the farm at Cavananore, Co. Louth. Where was this farm in Co. Kildare? The related question here was: was the land connected to JACKSONs of Kildare?
I have all sorts of pictures and stories of fab places to eat and noodle around in Ireland and Boston waiting for me to write about. I also want to natter on about books that have hooked me, as well as all sorts of minor adventures which I have been up to recently. Trust me. You will hear from me - as soon as I am in, as my mother used to say, fine fettle or as my great grandmother would say, in my usual health. My usual health is a great and good thing. So is fine fettle.