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Photographer Holly Gibson sends postcards from Ireland

Get back to where you once belonged. Sydney-based photographer Holly Gibson revisits her roots and captures her heritage trip to Ireland.

“Now abandoned, the McCully’s family home. Nana used to visit as a child for afternoon tea.”

“St Stephen’s Green, Dublin.”

“Along the Wild Atlantic Way.”

“Mullaghmore Head, in W.B. Yeats Land.”

“The Giants Causeway.”

“The Arcadia in Port Rush. Nana danced here in her 20s to Chubby Checker and broke boys hearts.”  

“Ballintoy Harbour.”

“Visiting the Rectory that Nana was born in in 1939, Cookstown, Northern Ireland. Only a cat was there to meet us.”

“Anyone home?”

“Nana’s old garden. She was disappointed that it was so neglected.”

“On the ferry from Belfast to Wales.”

“Henry and Nana. Siblings together at Christmas for the first time in 50 years.”

Llyn Idwal Lake in the Glyderau mountains of Snowdonia.”

“Snowdonia National Park. The camp ground where a relative broke her back swimming when younger.”

“Henry driving us through Bethesda, Northern Wales.”

Great Uncle Henry’s old Volks in his backyard in Tregarth, Northern Wales. He has been meaning to fix it for years.”