Wednesday 26th November 2014
Generation Emigration

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Seeing beyond stereotypes and getting to know a new place When you truly live in a new place rather than just pass through, you become acquainted with it in a slower, truer, more intimate way. It’s the great privilege of emigrating anywhere, writes American immigrant in Dublin Erin Fornoff
Young Ireland Sydney: the oldest and most successful GAA club in NSW Young Ireland Sydney was founded in 1969 and ever since then it has provided a home away from home for Irish people in Sydney and New South Wales, writes Máire Coffey.
Guns: Enough to make you want to go home Do I want my children growing up in a country where school doors are locked in fear of a massacre, asks Carole Coleman
I should have got to know my country when I could Moving 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.
Irish emigrants in London experience culture shock, report finds New Irish arrivals in London experience culture shock and anxiety, a major new report by the London Irish Centre and the Federation of Irish Societies has found.
Irish Culture Night comes to Britain To celebrate the ways we showcase our Irish identity through the arts, the Irish community in Britain will be bringing Irish Culture Night to London, Leeds, Newcastle and Liverpool this Friday, writes Fiona Smith of the Federation of Irish Societies.
Weary of the green or proud to be Irish? For recent Irish emigrants, St Patrick’s Day celebrations are a chance to connect with home, but some may feel little affinity with green beer and orange wigs, writes Ciara Kenny.
Have your say: do you seek out or avoid other Irish? Do you actively engage in Irish activities like GAA where you live, or do you purposely avoid other Irish people? Do you think the support of other Irish is important, or does it hinder integration?