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Emigrants Diary

An Emigrant’s Diary – saying goodbye

In this series, Clon girl Sharon Whelton who has moved to Calgary, Canada, gives us an insight into what life is like for Ireland’s new generation of emigrants.   I can’t believe that Ciara and Clare are back in Ireland – their time in Calgary absolutely flew by. It great to have them stay and visit with us, and we had such a great three weeks together. I must say,

An Emigrant’s Diary – Down at the rodeo

In this series Clon girl Sharon Whelton who has emigrated to Calgary, Canada, gives us an insight into what life is like for Ireland’s new generation of emigrants.   The girls made it to Calgary safe and sound, and they both love it here so far. The weather has been absolutely stunning since they arrived, so they are certainly lucky to be able to sit out in the garden during

An Emigrant’s Diary – visitors from home

In this series, Clon girl Sharon Whelton who has emigrated to Calgary, Canada gives us an insight into what life is like for Ireland’s new generation of emigrants.   AT the time this piece goes to print, Clare and Ciara will be getting ready for their trip over here! They fly in on July 1st, which is Canada Day here – so Mike and I will be able to go

An Emigrant’s Diary – GAA Canadian style

In this series, Clon girl Sharon Whelton who has emigrated to Calgary, Canada, gives us an insight into what life is like for Ireland’s new generation of emigrants.     We had our first GAA tournament of the year on Saturday, June 7th in Red Deer. We had an early start (6.30am) on Saturday morning to get everything organised and packed in the car, as the first men’s game was

An Emigrant’s Diary – Here comes the summer

In this series, Clon girl Sharon Whelton who has emigrated to Calgary, Canada gives us an insight into what life is like for Ireland’s new generation of emigrants.   I’m very glad to write that I’ve made a full recovery from the wisdom teeth surgery. I’m so relieved to have it over and done with – overall, it wasn’t a hugely bad experience at all. The oral surgeon that I

An Emigrant’s Diary – Toothache!

In this series, Clon girl Sharon Whelton who has emigrated to Calgary, Canada, gives us an insight into what life is like for the new generation of emigrants.   So at the time of writing this piece, I’ve had my wisdom teeth surgery. To be honest, I thought I’d be much more nervous about it – Mike even remarked at how calm I was leading up to the surgery, but

An Emigrant’s Diary – waiting for the thaw

In this series, Clon girl Sharon Whelton who has emigrated to Calgary, Canada gives us an insight into what life is like for Ireland’s new generation of emigrants.   I guess I kind of jinxed myself in my last column when I wrote that we could finally see our garden after such a long winter – the snow STILL hasn’t subsided. It’s so strange – we could have stunning weather

An Emigrant’s Diary – Permanent Residency

In this series, Clon girl Sharon Whelton who has moved to Canada gives us an insight into what life is like for Ireland’s new generation of emigrants.   Thankfully the snow seems to have eased off quite a bit since I last wrote, and we can finally see the grass in our garden – it may look orange and dead, but we can see it! The weather has fluctuated quite

An Emigrant’s Diary – No rest for the wicked!

In this series, Clon girl Sharon Whelton who has moved to Canada gives us an insight into what life is like for Ireland’s new generation of emigrants SO it’s STILL snowing here in Calgary – I’m pretty sure it’s been snowing non-stop for about a week or so now. The worst thing is that the temperatures haven’t exactly been freezing either, but the snow is just getting to be a

An Emigrant’s Diary – wearing the green

AT the time of writing, it’s the morning of St Patrick’s Day here in Calgary so by the time you guys read my column, belated St Patrick’s Day wishes to you all! It’s funny in the sense that a lot of Canadians seem to take this holiday very seriously, and take the actual day off of work to enjoy the celebrations – which is quite ironic seeing as though all