Search



  • Subscribe to our newsletter

    Email address


  • Archives

  • Tags

  • Newswatch Categories

  • « | Main | »

    Returned emigrants to reunite in Athlone

    By Noreen Bowden | July 11, 2008

    Hundreds of emigrants who returned from America are expected to attend a reunion party in Athlone this month. The event is the brainchild of Helen Greene and Shelia Denning, both returned emigrants, and is being organised by Tom Woodlock, who has recently returned to Tipperary. They are hoping to make it an annual event, according to the Irish Voice, and intend to hold it in a different town in Ireland every year.

    Organisers are encouraging all returnees to come. “A lot of returnees may not know about the event so please tell them and give them our numbers so they can contact us,? Woodlock told the paper.

    He added: “We all live in different parts of the country and it’s not often we all get to meet up, so by organizing this reunion it gives everyone a chance to catch up with old friends, faces and even make some new ones. It will be just nice to share old stories of America and the good times we all had there with each other.?

    The reunion will be held at the Shamrock Hotel in Athlone on Saturday, July 19, with a buffet from 7-9 pm, followed by music and dancing. Entry is 18 euro. Call the organisers at 011-353-87-7903022 or 011-353-87-0545644 for more information.

    Read the original article in the Irish Voice.

    Topics: Latest News | 1 Comment »

    One Response to “Returned emigrants to reunite in Athlone”

    1. Andrew Smith Says:
      July 19th, 2008 at 10:43 am

      It’s a shame it’s for Irish Americans only, I have returned from Japan after 23 years and am affected by the Habitual Residents Condition. It would be great if I could meet others also in the same position . Wlll I think it’s time I formed the HRC-Club which will include all the Irish returning