As part of the EMIGRE Project, we have carried out 22 household surveys in a number of rural areas, provincial towns, suburbs and cities across Ireland, visiting 18 counties in the process.
Over 1,500 Irish people living abroad have also filled out our online emigrant survey. As a result, we have built up a large body of statistics that will help us to present an informed picture of recent Irish emigration.
Statistics alone do not, however, tell the full human story. For that reason, we are also carrying out interviews with emigrants living abroad. We would like to use emigrants’ own personal histories, alongside our large body of data, to illustrate some of the issues emigrants can encounter when moving to a new country.