By Michelle Wray
Newfoundland and Ireland are an ocean apart but as a couple of guys named Liam found out, the two places aren't all that different.
"Well I couldn't believe when I got on the boat and heard Liam who's from here. I swore I was actually home," O'Neachtain says.
O'Neachtain was visiting St. John's to take part in STEM~Net's Hook, Line and Net '98 Conference in August. The event was aimed at giving students, teachers, and adults a chance to learn about technology together.
O'Neachtain says the Ireland-Newfoundland connection is extremely close.
"Our ancestors have been coming here for the past two or three hundred years. To me, I'm coming to a second home," O'Neachtain says.
Michelle Wray has just graduated from Auburn Drive High School in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.