Saturday 29th August 2015
Generation Emigration

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Remembering my mother at Christmas Lives lived abroad garner subtle differences. Perceptions are altered. We who leave never forget our roots but we soon see things differently. Emigration instils a sense of independence and family bonds are shaken loose and set adrift with the passage of time, writes Philip Lynch.
Returning the emigrant after death Bringing my father back to Ireland to be buried brought his emigration journey full circle, writes Keith Sharkey.