Job opportunity for chefs in Kilkee, Ireland

Lir at Kilkee Golf Club is looking for chefs (head chefs, chefs de partie, pastry chefs). If anyone is interested, or knows anyone (maybe working in a restaurant here in Bergamo or Milan) who may want to move to Ireland for a while, please contact Sandra Quinn through Living in Bergamo (livinginbergamo@gmail.com). It is a fantastic restaurant and offers an excellent opportunity for an English-spearking professional in the industry to experience life in Ireland and work in a busy and professional kitchen. At least three years’ experience would be necessary.

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Generation emigration, from The Irish Times

A recent ‘Generation Emigration’ article from The Irish Times. I always find it difficult to resist reading these.

I long for the man at passport control to acknowledge me and my journey. A simple “Welcome home, it’s great to have you back!”

As someone who has always felt like a a bit of a tourist in Ireland (‘where in the States are you from?’, the kept asking me at UCD), I can kind of, sort of, identify with the feeling she describes, of wanting to be welcomed home, but not knowing if you really are at home at all.