Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Camus House is ivy covered which dates back to 1685 and is built on the old Camus Monastery near Coleraine, Northern Ireland. The property is near the Bann River. This particular house is where my great-grandfather, Joseph Martin, and his brother, James McCardie Martin, D.S.O., were born. For years I was under the impression they had been born in England. It's nice to know I have more than a mere sliver of Irish in my blood; though my grandmother did tell me I had the eyes of the 'Black Irish'.
Its unfortunate I had not planned on this post, as I have two nice photographs of Uncle Jim, one in his naval uniform with the typical surgeon's beard, and one with his grey heavy hunter.
For those of Irish descent or well wishers, I hope you all had a grand St. Patrick's Day.
Source: Coleraine Historical Society
Photo Credit: Discoverireland.com