I took this photo while standing below the Cascades from the River Inagh in the town of Ennistymon, in County Clare. A forceful waterway, it was a great resource for the mills which were very busy many years ago.
As I traveled the pathway to this view, which is captured by the camera lens, I felt as if I was walking the same pathway that my great-grandfather walked too because this was the town where raised his family until leaving for America.
Just up the river, there was a mill that produced wool socks and my great grandfather was a weaver. There remains little evidence of that mill and it now sits on private land so I could not actually see that part of his history. And, I still hear the water and smell the earth at my feet when I see this picture.
— Donna, Louisville, KY
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