I should have got to know my country when I couldMoving to France has made me realise I wasted my youth watching American cartoons and playing video games. I should have got to know Ireland, its landscape, language, culture and customs while I had the chance, writes David Burns.
- January 15, 2013, 01:00
Reminiscing with old friends at ChristmasA trip up Killiney Hill with returnees from Texas, Berlin, London and Toronto brought back memories of our shared youth, writes Jeanette Farrel
- January 8, 2013, 16:02
America feels shallow after holidays in IrelandWhen we come home we are surrounded by the places we were born, went to school, remember of old; and people who have known us all our lives, or half our lives, or before we even were, writes Christine Doran
- January 5, 2013, 01:20
Reflections on a homecoming: ‘The fight has gone out of Irish people’Visiting emigrants share their impressions of Ireland while home for Christmas and New Year with Ciara Kenny
- January 4, 2013, 10:25
Google: the emigrant’s friend at ChristmasThe most important ingredient in cooking a Christmas dinner abroad? Google - without it, us modern emigrants wouldn't know where to begin, writes Philip O'Connor
- January 3, 2013, 21:58
Coming home and leaving againAt this time of year, many emigrants, Irish and otherwise, have spent time at “home” with relatives at great inconvenience and expense to themselves. It is important that family, community and the nation value emigrants, and let them know they are appreciated and remembered no matter where they are, writes Bobby Gilmore.
- December 31, 2012, 01:00
Tearful goodbyes as emigrants make their way back home after ChristmasIrish Times photographer Cyril Byrne visited Dublin Airport today to capture the queues and emotional goodbyes as emigrants made their way back home after the Christmas break.
- December 30, 2012, 18:42
Emigrant Christmases: ‘Skype was broken. But actually I was relieved’'Christmas outside, in a summer dress'... Five Irish emigrants around the world share their experiences of how they celebrated with Ciara Kenny
- December 28, 2012, 17:09