Chris Smith makes global headlines
Chris Smith’s journey to discover his Irish family has captured global attention.
Smack bang on the front page of the Irish Post is Chris’ quest to discover his roots.
The article details the story of our very own presenter uniting with long-lost relatives in Kilkenny.
“Chris Smith, host of the 2GB Sydney afternoon show, is in Co. Kilkenny this week in a long-awaited quest to find his family,” the article says.
— The Irish Post (@theirishpost) May 2, 2018
Chris’s great-grandfather Kyran Coogan left Ireland for Australia in 1875 with his sister, leaving his parents and four other siblings behind.
With the help of Oak Ancestry, Chris was able to find his third cousins John Paul and Canice Coogan, meeting up with them at a stunning estate in the ancient town.
The moment was a long time coming for Chris.
“It’s hard to describe what it’s like. It’s filled in so many gaps for me and it’s been a wonderful experience.”
Chris also met with Grace Fegan, curator of the Medieval Mile Museum, which caught the attention Ireland’s tourism authority.
— Fáilte Ireland (@Failte_Ireland) May 2, 2018
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