Shamrock Express


A booklet on moving to England, by Father Eamonn Gaynor, published by the Furrow Trust, Maynooth in 1962.

In chapter three, entitled ‘A Catholic in Britain’, he warns, ‘You are leaving a country where the light of the Christian way-of-life shines clearly and are entering the darkness and confusion of twentieth-century materialism (…) You will soon feel the attraction of the deadly materialism of modern life, perhaps for the first time.’ He recommends finding different digs if the landlady will not serve fish on a Friday, and writes ‘avoid a mixed marriage’.


Good times.

Shamrock Express booklet (National Museums Of Northern Ireland)

Thanks Sibling of Daedalus