Your tour organizers and hosts are Victoria and Mike Healy,. Victoria with her Scottish and Irish ancestry and Mike with his Irish ancestry, both have a deep love and appreciation of all that Ireland and Scotland have to offer the tourist.
In addition to his passion for Ireland and Scotland travel, Mike is a professional genealogist, specializing in helping people around the world find their Irish ancestors’ origins and birthplaces in Ireland back to 1840. In providing his Irish genealogy services, Mike’s ultimate goals are to find, retrieve, and deliver to his clients their Irish ancestors’ official Irish church baptism certificates and Irish government birth certificates. Mike developed his interest and passion for Irish genealogy through the study of his own Irish family history, stimulated by lengthy Healy family history conversations and discussions with his relatives in Ireland. Mike Healy is a Certificate of Irish Heritage Affiliated Genealogist and Author/Photographer of “Irish Genealogy Tips, Techniques and Tales” , “Ireland Mosaic: A Photo Journey”, and “Pubs of Ireland” series eBooks in the following online bookstores www.amazon.com | www.bn.com | and the Apple iBookstore. Search Keyword: M.D. Healy.
Victoria has been knitting since childhood. Her first fascination with knitting began with the older lady who lived next door. Her name was Mamie Guthrie, a native of Killarney, Ireland. She used to sit on her front porch and knit for hours each day. At age six, Victoria enjoyed watching beautiful knit garments come to life in Mamie’s hands and hearing stories about her childhood in Ireland.
Victoria’s career as a knitting teacher started in 2009. She has taught many women (and some men) how to knit.