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    Emigrant returns for visit – with 29 grandchildren

    By Noreen Bowden | June 24, 2008

    The Irish Independent is featuring the story of one emigrant’s return visit to Ireland. Fifty years after unemployed mechanic Sean Flanagan and his then-girlfriend Margie left to Dublin to seek new lives in America, the New Jersey couple have brought along their six children and 29 grandchildren to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. Sean and Margie were married and raised their family in New Jersey, where Sean Flanagan has been running a successful car dealership.

    The 74-year-old businessman says Dublin has changed: “There’s less visible poverty. There’s a lot more haves than have-nots, which is very good – but there’s also a greater cynicism about religion. “

    See the full story at the Irish Independent website.

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