In 1709, about eight thousand Germans arrived in Dublin and were settled in Carlow and Wexford, but it was in Rathkeale that the largest colony was to be found. For more information check out my chapter on the subject in "Fadó-Tales of Lesser Known Irish History". See also my photo of Aunty Lena's pub, which was established in 1806. The photos below show the Palatine Museum in Rathkeale. It is a private museum, which can be opened on request by ringing the number given.