My family is originally from Ballyseedy. I was able to come over for a visit back in 2000. Did a tour in a week.
I have worked with leather for over 20 years and my craft has evolved from making items for cowboys to bikers and now I am improving my Celtic knotwork. I visited a few of the leathersmiths on the island.
I picked up a Bodhran while I was there and I am slowly learning to play it. I have made a few leather cases for carrying them.
I recently made a leather Coracle and I will soon be making a canvas one.
Yup, heard that story a million times. You can visit her grave. It's draw here for tourists. Just one of the things here in Carbonear. It has a rich historic background like all Newfoundland. You should visit sometime it's God country. Of course, being born & breed here, I'm a little biased. LOL But it is a great place with great people & the best parties. :-)
Take care & God bless,
Forgive me for only now I sent you my thanks to your request of friendship. I think it is better late than never so, I hope you can forgive me. Thanks!
Hope to find you on the chat room someday.
Bye and blessings!