17 thoughts on “Anything Good In The Clare Champion?

  1. Spaghetti Hoop

    There’s a FB group for nearly every town of Ireland at this stage. It’s the digital equivalent of curtain-twitching – with regular postings from rip.ie. Get on it young man.

      1. Airey Naïve

        This is the side of “Generation Emigration” that the Irish Times refuses to acknowledge. Instead, we get whingey #hometovote millennials from the tech industry telling us how they miss Xmas dinner on the beach in Australia and how great it was gentrifying San Francisco so the Latinos and African Americans had to move out.

        1. Giggidygoo

          I visited an sprightly but elderly uncle in London a couple of years ago. Ealing area. Was up for a few pints in pubs with mostly Irish customers. All 60+. None has lost their accents. I asked a couple of them whether they could see themselves returning to Ireland upon retirement or whatever. Most answers I got was on the lines of ‘Her Majesty has been good to me – there’s nothing to go back to Ireland for. I’ve made a good living here. I own my own house. Why would I go back to Ireland’
          (just to give a little perspective)
          And funnily enough, I’d got off a tube stop approx 2miles from ealing, and I stopped a fellow on the street to ask what bus option would I take to Ealing – may as well have been in Dublin, as he was Irish.

          1. anne

            Yeah, I’d a thought the man would have come home if he wanted to.

            Still don’t get what’s sad here. coz he’s old? He’s looking to see who’s still around from his school days.. like we’re all headed in the same direction. I don’t get what’s sad about it. anyway, nevermind..

  2. Lord Muck

    I’ll make a small monetary donation to Jim and Rosie to the address shown above, thanks for sharing Broadsheet.

  3. Johnny Keenan

    This is so beautiful but very poignant.

    If you sit down with an elderly person for a chat the conversation will inevitably come around to them saying they would have liked to have more time with family and friends or vice versa.
    They know how important time is because they are running out of theirs.

    We could all take a leaf from that.

    There is no time like the present.


    *Wipes eye
    Ralph McTell – Clare To Here

    1. anne

      Hastag is he looking to come home? He’s looking to see who’s still around from his school days I thought..

  4. Ollie Cromwell

    Why would you want to #BringJimLoganHome ?
    After 64 years in Blighty and living in sheltered accomodation he’s already home.

  5. Johnny Keenan

    His nostalgic for the ole sod Ollie.
    The people and the place are recollecting his mind calling him home for a good ole Irish shindig. Knock the craíc out if it.

    BS can we do a live broadcast from Lahinch with Jim Logan and the ole folk of Lahinch?

  6. b

    I grew up in Ealing, it was always a very Irish area, not a bad old spot at all.

    Sad letter, hope he gets a few responses.

      1. b

        Anne, I wouldn’t expect someone with sociopathic tendencies, such as yourself, to empathize and that’s ok, As you were.

  7. small ads

    Would be nice if the old lad could visit Lahinch and have a get-together with others of his vintage. He left in 1954… He sounds cheery enough. Perhaps Lahinch could set up a Come back to Erin Day for a meetup and party for emigrants.

  8. Frilly Keane

    The letter made Tubs there this morning

    So a bitta
    Where Broadsheet leads
    The other crowd follow

    kinda thing

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