Wednesday, 05 May 2010 21:11
With the serious downturn in our country's economy, the spectre of emigration once again stalks our land. In the 1950s emigration was rife and entire families left for America and England. Most of them travelled by sea, many of our emigrants making the journey on cattle boats as they headed from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead.
I vividly remember the Whittaker family who lived at 91 McHale Road leaving for England on a sunny Saturday in August 1955. Jimmy and Frances Cresham currently live at 91.
It was a sad farewell to a fine decent family, a poignant occasion for the Whittakers and their neighbours.