My children are creating different summer memories in Germany
- July 22, 2017, 01:00
It is not quite 7am and the flashing display on the main street bank in Maximiliansau in Germany reads 23 degrees as I stroll past. I’m on my way(...)
After a year back in Ireland, did we make the right choice?
- July 19, 2017, 10:31
This article is part of an ongoing series for Irish Times Abroad about James Parnell’s experience of returning to Ireland after 16 year(...)
First impressions: If Angela Merkel was a city, she would be Hamburg
- July 18, 2017, 13:13
After two years of perennial sunshine, sticky humidity and negotiating my way through the cultural labyrinth that is Africa, I decided it was time for(...)
Why is there a monument to 1,186 Irish emigrants in Toronto?
- July 17, 2017, 14:00
In a hidden corner of Toronto, between the Billy Bishop City Airport and the abandoned Canada Malting Plant, lies a monument to the 1,186 Irish immigr(...)
Exchanging the desert heat of Dubai for sub-tropical Texas
- July 12, 2017, 14:01
Summer is the time for change. International moves tend to be scheduled to take place over the school break, to allow families time to settle into the(...)
What would our ancestors have thought of this reunion, 150 years on?
- July 11, 2017, 13:00
The word “interrelations” took on a whole new meaning at the Crotty Reunion in Co Clare last month in a whirlygig of long-lost and newly found cousins(...)
Feeling the fusion on the dancefloor at Féile Tokyo
- July 10, 2017, 11:00
I stand at the edge of the dance floor, thinking that this isn’t really like the Gaeltacht céilís of my youth. There are several differences: the danc(...)
We saved a church in Ottawa, and turned it into an Irish centre
- July 6, 2017, 15:00
I was born in Portarlington, Co Laois, and my wife Brigid is from Mountbellew in Co Galway. Times were difficult in the 1980s and there were no jobs a(...)