Emigrant Objects: What items mean most to you from ‘home’?
Is there something you took with you from Ireland that you hold dear?
A suitcase from the 1950s, displayed at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, was one of the items selected by Fintan O’Toole for his series on the ‘History of Ireland in 100 Objects’.
It could be an old photograph, a piece of jewellery belonging to someone you love, a childhood toy, or something you were wearing on the day you first left: we want to hear about the items that you (or a relative) took with you when you emigrated, or have kept since, that mean most to you from home. What is the story behind the object? Why does it hold such significance for you?
You can share your “Emigrant Objects” story using this form. Please attach a photograph, preferably of you with the object (you can email additional images to firstname.lastname@example.org). Don’t forget to tell us a little about you - where you are from originally, when you left Ireland and why, where you live now and what you do there.
Emigrant Objects: Share your story and photographs
A selection of stories and photographs will be published as part of a new Irish Times Abroad series.