Dornie, Highlands of Scotland MacNeil family(of Cape Breton Island)& friends @ Ross-shire house, Dornie, Scotland

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September 3rd 2007
Published: September 17th 2007
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The group eating at the dinning room tableThe group eating at the dinning room tableThe group eating at the dinning room table

This was the site each morning for breakfast.
There were 10 of us staying at the Ross-shire Red House in Dornie. What fun we had. The main reason why we landed up in Scotland was due to the fact that the McNeil Clan were asked to perform in the "Blas Highland Music Celebration". Paul and Tracey MacNeil performing great traditional musical sounds with the piano and bagpipes. Pauls playing reflects his appreciation of the Gaelic Language and culture, Tracey an excellent piano player of contemporary style and traditional style of Cape Breton Island. Father Rob MacNeil is a Gaelic singer from Barra Glen, Cape Breton Island. Paul & Tracey's two daughters Jessie Helen and Nora also were included in a final singing family event which was held at a sold out performance at the Eilene Donan Castle. They performed along with the Henerson Clan. We also attended an excellent perfomance by Mary Jane Lamond Band and Kathleen Macinnes Band as well as an excellent performance by "The Heroes". All performances were extremely well received, often including a nice Scottish lunch. We certainly had an excellent time with all 10 of us in the house cooking and eating and talking of the days events. Helen spent a couple days with
Rob & Helen MacNeilRob & Helen MacNeilRob & Helen MacNeil

Two very handsome looking people.
us girls and Randy. She, no doubt, had the time of her life, teasing, laughing and telling jokes. We sure enjoyed her company.

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 Jessie Helen nd Nora Jessie Helen nd Nora
Jessie Helen nd Nora

The 2 girls kept up with the rest of us.
The popular dinning room tableThe popular dinning room table
The popular dinning room table

This was also the site at evening snack time.
Midnight snack at Red HouseMidnight snack at Red House
Midnight snack at Red House

One of the typical meals at midnight
Prawns-right off the boatPrawns-right off the boat
Prawns-right off the boat

Note the cool prawn holders. Fresh!!!! and delicious.
Quail eggsQuail eggs
Quail eggs

My brother does not know that I actually act one quail egg and liked it. We found these on a farm in a tiny bldg for sale with a money bin beside. Also were vegatables neatly packed in plastic bags.
The dog guarding the tiny farm food bldg.The dog guarding the tiny farm food bldg.
The dog guarding the tiny farm food bldg.

Look at the coloring on this dog.
Fresh Crab right off the boatFresh Crab right off the boat
Fresh Crab right off the boat

Randy was so excited to get the fresh crab to cook. Boy did we all enjoy eating these for our midnight snack.
Paul's turn to cook breakfastPaul's turn to cook breakfast
Paul's turn to cook breakfast

Each day we had such a wonderful breakfast made by whoever got up first.

22nd March 2010

love the picture jh and nora

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