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Emigrants Diary

An Emigrant’s Diary – return of the snow

In this series Clon girl Sharon Whelton who has moved to Calgary in Canada gives us an insight into what life is like for Ireland’s new generation of emigrants.   So we’ve gotten our first taste of snow already – we had small flurries of snow on Sunday, October 26 but it didn’t stick to the ground or anything. It still however made us very excited that snowboarding season will

An Emigrant’s Diary – Coming home

In this series Clon girl Sharon Whelton who has moved to Calgary in Canada gives us an insight into what life is like for Ireland’s new generation of emigrants.   So we booked our flights for our next trip home! We will be arriving into Cork Airport on Friday, February 27 and fly back to Calgary on Monday, March 9 so we have about 10 days or so at home.

An Emigrant’s Diary – time flies!

It was fantastic to have Mom and Dad here in Calgary for two weeks – the time absolutely flew because we packed so much in during their stay. Since Mike and I worked for most of the first week, we didn’t get a huge amount of sightseeing done during the week but Mom and Dad did their own thing during the day, and then we did lots of different activities

An Emigrant’s Diary – Great to see the family!

Mom and Dad thankfully arrived safe and sound on Thursday, September 11 soon after 1pm – I was getting slightly nervous when I didn’t see them arrive out soon after the flight was scheduled to land, but it turns out they didn’t have any name tags on their bags so they had to wait until everyone else had collected their luggage! So at least they didn’t lose any luggage en

An Emigrant’s Diary – a visit from mum and dad

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. At the time of writing, Mike’s mom and partner are getting ready to leave Calgary. They were due to fly into Calgary on August 8, but unfortunately their flight was overbooked from Heathrow, so they were stuck overnight in London.

An Emigrant’s Diary – Vancouver bound

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 such a fantastic weekend in Vancouver for the Western Canadian GAA finals during the August long-weekend. After visiting the city, I can easily see why so many Irish people are instantly attracted to Vancouver. The fact that it is so

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