Here is an opportunity to study your Irish ancestry: move to Ireland.
Actually, you would have to move to Arranmore, a tiny island 5 kilometers off the coast of County Donegal, Ireland. The island is twinned with Beaver Island in Lake Michigan. In the 1800s, families evicted from Arranmore relocated to Beaver Island and most of the residents who live on Beaver Island today can trace their roots back to Arranmore.
While Arranmore is a tiny place, it boasts very high-speed Internet access, enough musicians and good Irish whiskey to keep a party going well into the night, the best diving in Ireland on your doorstep, seafood to rival the tastiest New England chowder, and a daily commute that will never exceed five minutes. It sounds dreamy.
The population of Arranmore has dropped to just 469 people and the the island’s leaders recently wrote open letters to the people of the United States and Australia, urging them to relocate there.
You can read more in an article by Harry Brent in the Irish Post at: http://bit.ly/2F8STAF.