Ciara Kenny

The Irish Times forum by and for Irish citizens living overseas,

Have your say: hosting friends and family from home

Does hosting folks from home make you homesick or give you a newfound appreciation for your home abroad? We want to hear about your experiences.

Tue, Aug 7, 2012, 07:53


Generation Emigration contributor Barbara Scully and her daughters Carla, Róisín and Mia at Carla’s house in Perth in April.

July and August are the holiday months for many in Ireland -  have friends and family landed at your door abroad recently?

This week in the discussion forum we want to hear about your experience of hosting folks from home, what you did while they were here, and how you felt after they left. Does seeing them sate your homesickness, or make you miss Ireland more than ever? Perhaps showing others around the area that you have come to call home gives you a newfound appreciation for where you now live? What does their visit give them?

If you’ve hosted other Irish emigrants while they are looking for a place to live or are en route to another destination, we’d also like to hear about it. Share your experiences in the comments section below.