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Spending Christmas in Ireland or abroad?

BBQ on Bondi or roast turkey dinner with mammy in Monaghan? What are you looking forward to about Christmas, or what will you miss most? We’re looking for readers to share their plans for the festive season with us here on the blog.

Mon, Dec 10, 2012, 15:06

   

Aislinn O'Toole spent last Christmas on Bondi Beach with friends

BBQ on Bondi or roast turkey dinner with mammy in Monaghan? What are you looking forward to about Christmas, or what will you miss most? We’re looking for readers to share their plans for the festive season with us here on the blog.

Christmas day, whether spent in Ireland with family and friends or far away from them abroad, is one of the most emotive days of the year for emigrants.

Are you coming home for the festive season, and if so, what are you looking forward to most? If you’re spending Christmas abroad this year, how will you celebrate, and what will you miss most about home?  Have you already sent presents or cards to loved ones, and will you speak on Christmas day?

If you are living in Ireland and have family or friends abroad who won’t make it home for Christmas this year, how do you feel about it?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. We’ll be printing a series of articles in the newspaper over the next few weeks featuring stories from readers about their Christmases at home and abroad, so send us an email at emigration@irishtimes.com if you think you might have an interesting tale or anecdote to share with us over the festive season.  Merry Christmas!

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