Friday 25th July 2014
Generation Emigration

www.irishtimes.com

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.
‘I feel like Canada’s oldest backpacker’ Now in our 60s, having closed our construction business, my husband and I have left our home in Galway to move to Canada, says Eileen Burke.
Emigration: the parents’ experience Emigrating is tough for those that leave, but it can be heartbreak for the parents and family who stay in Ireland, writes Ciara Kenny in The Irish Times today.
An elder emigrant Leaving a life behind in Ireland is especially difficult for older people, writes Mary Halpin, who struggled to make ends meet for two years before she made the decision to move to England in search of work.
Off to New York with the iPaddies At 53 years of age, Barry McKinley is planning on leaving the country again, returning to New York city where he worked for more than a decade.
Teeing up a place in the sun Emigrating is not just for the young: with sunnier climes and lower living costs, many Irish retirees are moving abroad where pensions stretch further and they enjoy a more active life, writes CIARA KENNY
Liverpool: Irish Community Care Merseyside Irish journalist Declan McSweeney, who recently moved to Liverpool, visited the Irish Community Centre Merseyside and found that young Irish are returning in droves to a city with deep rooted Irish connections.
Persistent Immigration Homesickness (P.I.H.) Patrick McKenna spent 34 years being homesick in Montreal, but when the option to move back to Ireland finally arose, the nostalgia for Ireland melted away and he finally developed an appreciation for Canada.