MAPS AND SCENES FROM COUNTYWESTMEATH AND
[Also called "College" on later maps]
The map above shows the entire island of Ireland. The locationof the Drew and Greenen ancestral homeplaces are marked.
The map above should take on a scale of about 1" to the mileon most computer screens. Mullingar is at lower right and the placesimportant to the Drew family history are all labelled on the map. They are all to the west and north. You will notice that theGrand Canal is a prominent feature as it flows through Mullingar (fed fromLough Owel) and then prominently through the region of the Drew homestead.
During our trip in September of 2000, we stopped on the Hillof Laraugh at a spot where it is said that Saint Patrick used to preachto multitudes of his followers. The place has a sacred air aboutit and an awesome view, not captured well in this photo. The photo,taken by John M. Drew, is looking west. About two miles straightover the index finger lies Lakenstown; but it has no features that canbe pointed out. Daniel C. Drew is shown above (pretending to be SaintPatrick.)
The map above is a "blowup" which accounts for the bluriness. Places important in the lives of our Drew ancestors are all labelled inred.
A scene from the Westmeath countryside. The only featurenot "typical" here is that no stone fences, or other stone structures areseen. Throughout Westmeath, the use of stone for fences and homesis extremely prevalent.
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|CLICK HERE to see photos of Lakenstownand near-by places from the lives of our ancestors.|
|CLICK HERE to see photos of ourDrew relatives who remained in Ireland.|
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