Stories from 'In-Home' curated by Aoife McDonnell

He is Home!

' The aul lad seen his father walking up the long lane into the house carrying the American trunk over his back. The aul lad called out -
'Look who it is, doesn't he look good!'
My grandfather would often go to America with all his belongings in the American trunk. The trunk had a strap that would go into the buckles on the side. The strap would then be thrown over his back and off he went. 
He used to head for Cork rather than getting on the liner in Galway. He would get on a small boat in Cobh to head out to the big ship Baltic. Queenstown was another name for Cobh. '