Emigrants: What’s ‘stuck in your craw’ about Ireland?

We want to hear from readers abroad on their solutions to Irish problems

A group of Berlin-based Irish musicians, performers and visual artists have come together to create the Craw festival, which is taking place for the first time this year from June 22nd to 24th

A group of Berlin-based Irish musicians, performers and visual artists have come together to create the Craw festival, which is taking place for the first time this year from June 22nd to 24th

 

A group of Irish artists living in Berlin have organised a new festival, Craw, to explore what’s “stuck in their craw” about Ireland. As festival partner, Irish Times Abroad would like to hear from Irish emigrants all over the world about what’s stuck in your craw - from small everyday things about life in Ireland that may have irritated you, to the big social issues such as housing, childcare and healthcare.

As co-founder Dee Mulrooney says, the festival “is not about beating the same drum or whinging or moaning, it’s about sucking out the puss, cleaning the wound, letting it go and moving on”. So we want to hear solutions too. How would you fix the problem? Are there examples of better functioning systems where you live now that could be adopted by Ireland?

Emigrants: What's 'stuck in your craw' about Ireland?

You can contribute (max 300 words) using this form. Please include a few lines about yourself - where you are from originally, when you emigrated and why, where you live now and what you do there - and attach a photograph if you have one.

A selection of responses will be published in advance of the Craw festival next week.

Thank you.

Craw arts festival takes place in Berlin from June 22nd to 24th in partnership with Irish Times Abroad. For more information see www.craw.space. The festival is free except for the headline gig with Damian Dempsey: for tickets see love-your-artist.de/index.php?cID=21010

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