Costa living: ‘Move home to Ireland? I’d hate it’

Thousands of Irish people live on the Costa del Sol – and they're ‘more Irish than anyone at home’

Gerry McGovern,  bar manager, The Claddagh Bar, Marbella. Photograph:  Solarpix.com

Gerry McGovern, bar manager, The Claddagh Bar, Marbella. Photograph: Solarpix.com

Returning to Ireland would be “like moving to a foreign country. I’d hate it,” says Kilkenny-born Amy Duggan. In Ireland she and her family have “no credit history, no banking history. I’d be terrified to sell up and move home.”

Duggan lives in San Pedro, near Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol, with her husband, Ross, and children Katie (6) and Cian (4). The couple own The Bodega and Beacon bars, in partnership with fellow-Irish Joe and Mary Hogan.

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