Damien Fox is a young American writer who lives in Chicago, Illinois. Today, Damien shares his story of finding home in America as a first-generation Irish American child of immigrant parents. Finding Home On The Road Taken My grandmother cried the day my mother’s crisp burgundy passport arrived in the mail. And she […]
Current Day Stories of Irish Immigration and Emigration
Here you'll find stories of people who have moved to Ireland from American and around the world. Plus we feature stories of recent immigrants to the USA from Ireland. These are present day immigrant tales.
Many years ago an American friend once asked me if I considered my children to be Irish or American. I didn’t hesitate for one second before I answered emphatically: “My children are American.” I feel very strongly that, as an Irish-born mother of four American kids I must try to raise them without […]
Ireland Reaching Out is an amazing project, creating an online, virtual community for the 70 million people of Irish descent worldwide. Irish volunteers at local parish level are literally reaching out to the Irish Diaspora via the internet and inviting them to reengage with the ancestral homes of their forefathers. Image Credit Strong, deep ties […]
The two words ‘immigrant’ and ‘migrant’ sometimes get confused in my head. These two terms of identity are tossed around frequently by the media, so much so, I paused to reflect upon my own situation. Am I an immigrant or a migrant? I decided I better do some homework on the topic. Here is what […]