Denis Kerins returned to Kerry for a visit for the first time after leaving in 1912

15th March 1950
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My great grandfather was able to return to Ireland for a visit in 1950. He traveled with his sister Mary and her husband Carl to Kerry. Pictured is the stamp from Shannon on his passport dated March 15, 1950 and his earlier passport photo. Much had changed since he left in 1912. Sometimes I wonder if he wished that he could have stayed, but he made a good life here in the U.S. and had many children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews here. There are 28 Kerins first cousins of my mother (his granddaughter) here.

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