John is from Meath. My mother, who died three years ago, was from Meath. We found the house in which she grew up, and neighbours who knew her. In her hometown we saw a lighthouse built 48 kilometres from the sea. And from the OPW we sourced the key to the gate of the passage grave on the Meath summit.
Just two summits in, and this little New Year’s Eve project is starting to look more and more like a bit of an odyssey.