Christmas Homecoming in Past Times ,A Cead Mile Failte.
The Turkey,The Ham and Pudding.
In past times the festival of Christmas time was a big occasion especially for our emigrant community people from the Maigueside district who left our shores to make a new life for themselves in distant lands. Many took the boat from Hollyhead or Rosslare, the emigrant ship from Cobh, but the homecoming whether by ship or by AerLingus with their landing at Shannon. The enjoyment of mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters seeing their loved ones ascending from the sprightly green aircraft and the shamrock logo on its sides and tail of the aircraft was a sight to be seen. Regrettably the landing strip from Heathrow to Shannon is no more. The competitive commercial era of the modern way of life has changed this with the decision of the Irish airline Aer lingus to discontinue the Heathrow/ Shannon routes. .