Like you, Terry, my ancestors came from Kiltimagh. When my mother and I visited in 1983, no one from our family had been back in almost 100 years. I thought the chances of my being able to meet relations was almost impossible, but I was determined to try. I strolled into a local pub on Kiltimagh's main street (Aiden) and told the customers that I was the g-granddaughter of Luke Walsh who had emigrated from Kiltimagh to New York in the 1870s. Believe it or not, someone at the bar knew of him and the family. Within half an hour, I was sitting in my cousin's home (Andrew Walsh - Luke's nephew) drinking tea and looking at family photos. There is no question that my trip to Kiltimagh was the most meaningful trip I've ever taken. The people there are warm, gracious, and happy to help strangers who come to town looking for their roots. Even if no one who currently lives in Kiltimagh responds to this, don't worry even a little about being welcomed there. The people there are just wonderful. Have a wonderful trip! (By the way, I also have the McNicholas name in my tree - they married Ruanes and my g-g-grandmother was Mary Ruane.) Kate Nelson from Philadelphia.