“We will all be worse off without you. Of course. Nobody here wants you to go.”Read More
"I don't feel English anymore. I haven't lived there in such a long time, so when I go 'home' it doesn't feel like home. Everything's changed. But I don't feel I belong anywhere. Maybe nationality is not the best way to describe identity? I'm a dancer - dancing is where I feel I belong."Read More
Ann Mulrooney - CEO, Visual Carlow.
Nobody in Ireland wants the UK to leave the EU, it will hurt everyone, but the Irish won’t let that stop them having a good relationship with the remaining 26 countries. Talent will still come from all over and receive a warm welcome here.
Joshka and Sophia. Journeymen cabinet makers from Germany. He was over five years on the road, she just about three and a half.
The tradition states that you leave home with the basics - some of your tools, a staff, your one set of clothes which denote your membership of a particular trades guild and no more than ten Euros. The minimum length of journey is three years and one day. You may - and should - go far and wide. You may return with no more money than you left with and must support yourself through your labours.
It’s no holiday, and although it’s now relatively uncommon it’s still a respected and widely understood rite of passage.
Zulfi and Greta of Vel-Oh - at home in the softness of a County Galway winter. Not shown: Zeppelin the (old) King Charles Spaniel.Read More
Gosia and Ian. Polish and English. Living in County Clare since May 2018. They aren’t here (just) because of Brexit, but they may not go back to the UK because of it.Read More