Walking in the footsteps of my fellow Irish countrymen
Jimmy Cricket and his family enjoyed a recent holiday in New York.
It included a visit to the famous Broadway to watch a show and also a trip to the historic Ellis Island.
Ellis Island, in New York Harbour, contains a museum and a former immigration inspection station.
It was the United States’ busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 to 1954.
Ellis Island processed about 12 million immigrants to the country through the Port of New York and New Jersey.
Today, it is part of the Statue of Liberty national monument (right) and hosts a museum of immigration (below).
Popular entertainer Jimmy posted several messages and photos of the holiday.
The pictures included those at the top of this article.
Jimmy said: “Been to see this wonderful musical, taken from the classic Disney film, “Frozen”, at the St James Theatre!”
He added: “Been to this wonderful city that never sleeps a few times, but never to Ellis Island, where walking in the footsteps of my fellow Irish countrymen in 1845, who came seeking a better life.
“I entered the Registry Room, then onto to Liberty Island to meet the great lady once again!”
The US trip included a visit to Hoboken, New Jersey, birthplace of legendary American singer and actor Frank Sinatra.
Jimmy posted: “I had the great pleasure of visiting the town of Hoboken where Sinatra was born and had spend his formative years.“
The popular comedian is back in action this weekend with performances around the country on both Saturday and Sunday.