Saturday 10 December 2016

Eddie Cunningham: 'Homeward Bound' had never sounded so relevant or so sweet to our ears

Published 19/04/2010 | 05:00

THEY swept aboard with relief and gratitude after long, hard and anxious journeys from all over western Europe.

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They were tired, exhausted but almost childishly happy to be on the Irish Ferries' boat, Oscar Wilde, heading out of Cherbourg for Rosslare.

For a good while they sat in near silence as the sun slipped into the Atlantic and the big engines started up to tell us we were homeward bound.

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