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
Remembering my mother at ChristmasLives 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.
- December 27, 2012, 08:00
A Polish-Irish ChristmasWhen I step outside today, it will be into two feet of snow. Sleighs are a better form of transport for kids than strollers. No high-tech gadgets at Christmas can beat the joy of throwing snowballs and making a 'bałwan' with your kid, writes Damien Moran.
- December 24, 2012, 10:58
The time of year when home seems very far awayCIARA KENNY found out how the Irish abroad will spend Christmas this year
- December 21, 2012, 08:37
No call for turkey heroics Down UnderChristmas in Australia is centred around barbecues, surfing, cricket and yacht races, but memories of my Irish Christmases are never far from my mind, writes Philip Lynch
- December 19, 2012, 09:45
Home for holidays: emigrants welcomed home for ChristmasVIDEO: The Irish Times visited Dublin Airport today to speak to groups of families and friends as they welcome their loved ones home for Christmas.
- December 18, 2012, 18:30
One last family Christmas in the CaribbeanOur family faced bereavements, redundancy and cancer diagnosis this year. After a challenging 12 months, we're taking our teenagers for one last family Christmas in Martinique rather than making the trek back from Brussels to Dublin, writes Des Collins
- December 18, 2012, 09:27