GLO­BE­TROT­TING ZAPPS ON VISIT

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS - By DAVID LOOBY

AN AR­GEN­TINIAN fam­ily who have been trav­el­ling the world since 2000 vis­ited the New Ross area re­cently, re­mark­ing on how beau­ti­ful the area is.

Her­mann and Can­de­laria Zapp started their ad­ven­ture in Jan­uary 2000, tour­ing around the world in a 1928 Gra­ham Paige car, hav­ing four chil­dren along the way.

Their el­dest son, Pampa (15) was born in North Carolina, Te­hue (12) born dur­ing a brief visit home in Ar­gentina, Paloma (9) born in Van­cou­ver Is­land and Wal­laby (8) born in Aus­tralia.

Can­de­laria was proud to men­tion that her, great-great-grand­fa­ther was a Ke­hoe from Ire­land.

The fam­ily spent the night in Dun­main with Leo and Emer Ker­win and the cou­ple re­marked on how quaint New Ross town is, re­mark­ing on how beau­ti­ful the Dun­brody ship is. They told the Ker­wins that they wished they could have spent more time here.

The fol­low­ing morn­ing the fam­ily drove to Ross­lare where they boarded the ferry en route to Wales. They are presently in The Nether­lands.

The Zapps have in­vited Leo and Emer to stay in their home in Ar­gentina when they wrap up their ven­ture in 2018, hav­ing vis­ited over 80 coun­tries across five con­ti­nents.

Leo said: ‘ The short time the Zapps spent with us was very ed­u­ca­tional and in­ter­est­ing, The chil­dren were a plea­sure to spend time with, well spo­ken and well man­nered and we look for­ward to spend­ing more time with them when we visit Buenos Aires.’

The Zapp fam­ily’s story can be fol­lowed on Face­book.

Her­man and Can­de­laria Zapp with their Co Wex­ford hosts, Leo and Emer Ker­win. Top: The Zapp fam­ily on tour.

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