Saturday 24th March 2018
Generation Emigration

‘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.
Aerograms Philip Lynch remembers his parents as two middle-aged and capable people, as he wasn't around to watch them grow old; the aerograms his mother diligently sent to him in Australia are all he has left of them after their death.
Drawing from a child’s experience The move to a new country is hard for all and from a child's perspective the wrench from home to new schools, languages and friends can be particularly difficult - but there are ways to smooth the transition, writes Ciara Kenny.
Losing a father while far from home Recently married and settling into an exciting new life in New York in 2010, Joe Buggy got the phone call that every emigrant dreads.