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Where is home for emigrants?

A special edition of Weekend Review explores the meaning of ‘home’ in today’s Ireland

Eoghan McHugh with his family in Seattle

Sun, Dec 22, 2013, 10:00


We recently asked Generation Emigration readers what the word ‘home’ meant to them. As part of a Weekend Review special on ‘home’, we’ve collated a selection of responses from Irish people living abroad on their complicated relationship with homes old and new.

Also in the supplement, novelist Anne Enright asks whether ‘home’ is the place where you live or a place in your heart, while Patrick Freyne describes the rituals associated with ‘coming home for Christmas’.