The Homesick Emigrants

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This study looks into what life was like in Ireland during the 1950s. It will aim to discover the reasons for a rise of emigration during that period. Furthermore this study will investigate the opportunities aboard namely in London. Finally this study will question why a large number of those who emigrated, returned back to Ireland in later years. Interviews by Conor Long.

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Con (b.1950) discusses what like in Ireland was like during his childhood in Ireland, he then continues to speck about his experience in primary school.

Con discusses his experience working on the farms during the 1950s as a teenager.

Con describes how he grew tired of labour work on the farms and wanted to join the army. despite being under-age he found a way into the army.

Con describes his experience in the army and how it helped him grow as a person.

Con tell us how he managed to leave the army

Con describe how he got to London and the work he found while residing there.

Con describes the reasons why he decided to return home.
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