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Growing Up in Ireland & the USA (Ep. 30) [Re-run]

Growing up in Ireland & the USA blog post

When you’re born in the United States but your family has strong Irish heritage, you could have the best childhood ever. Americans with Irish descent will often travel back to Ireland to visit relatives and friends. Imagine being a kid, growing up in the States but also having the time of your life discovering your Irish heritage and relatives, on the other side of the ocean.

This is the case for Michael Carragher, president of the Irish Family History Forum who grew up in New York but often visited Ireland as a child when his family went to visit relatives. He spent a big part of his childhood in County Monaghan, Ireland and noticed how the place and the people changed over the years.

By listening to this rebroadcast of the Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast, episode 30, you’ll also learn about what’s it like to organize a language learning meetup on Meetup.com, the feelings you get when you’re putting yourself out there to meet people interested in the same things as you, and what’s the best season to visit Ireland.

This is a re-run of the 30th episode of the Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast, in the English language.

Please comment on the original episode.

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