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Caroline’s Story (County Louth).

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A family, yesterday.

“It was weird for us, being the only Mormon family in Termonfeckin, County Louth. Each Sunday, to go to service, we had an eleven-hour round trip, as the nearest prayer center was on a small island off the coast of Galway, and sometimes, if the weather was particularly harsh, we’d be stranded there for some weeks. So, when Mom suggested we move to Utah, the whole family agreed that it’d be like moving ‘home’, so we upped sticks, literally, as we did have lots of sticks, and moved to Utah, the Mormon capital of the world. Sadly, Mom got chatting to a Jewish couple on the plane, and was so impressed by them, she ended up converting all of us to Judaism. Now we’re the only Jewish family in a Utah town of 86,412. It’s shite, I never thought I’d miss Termonfeckin”. – Caroline (28), Termonfeckin, County Louth, now Utah.

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Michael Fitzpatrick • September 14, 2015


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