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Flying Back, I Barely Recognise My Hometown

Posted on August 28, 2017 at 5:00am 3 Comments

When at 18 or 20, or in my case 24, you fly away on the adventure of a lifetime, you aren't thinking of your future self. When I first winged my way to Australia, I had no inkling where it would lead. Or all the losses it would lead to. For me. For my…


'Would You Ever Think of Coming Home?'

Posted on July 25, 2017 at 4:00am 6 Comments

I am surely not the first Irish emigrant to have heard these words from their heartbroken mother. Guilt at the impact of my decision to leave Ireland and grief at the loss of my beloved mother are…


'Would you ever think of coming home?'

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 7:14am 1 Comment

Why the emptiness of the emigrant's baggage can weigh heavily at times... A poem I wrote about the hardest part of going 'home' when you live half a world away (published in The Irish Times):

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At 5:01pm on November 1, 2016, Jim Hawkins said…


A bit late but thank you for your appreciation of the Seamus Heaney article. I enjoyed doing the research. He was quite a man and writer. He doesn't have to stand behind anyone! Best wishes! Enjoy the holidays!

At 5:16pm on November 1, 2016, Anne Casey said…
Indeed! Thanks Jim - you too. Take care.

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