I’ve always been interested in family history. In 1980 while a student in University I brought a friend home. When my father met him he asked if he had a cousin called Tony, who was a dentist in Bray and who was from, Aclare, Co. Sligo. My friend confirmed that he did, to which my father replied, “Well then, in that case I think we’re cousins. My mother always insisted that we were their cousins, so we might be your cousins also”. My friend finally underwent an Ancestry DNA test last Christmas the results of which, showed that we are estimated 5th-8th cousins. Although the relationship is getting a bit distant it was nice to have my granny’s allegations of kinship confirmed and it only took 40 years!