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There’s nothing like home sweet home

However much you travel, home will always be with you

Con Houlihan

Published 06/11/2008 | 07:00

Con Houlihan
Con Houlihan

If you are ever thinking of writing a book about homesickness, you might read a letter that appeared in the Cork Evening Echo.

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It read as follows: "I was often told that the people in the Southside are cold. Now, since I got married, I know it. Every morning I look towards Blackpool and I cry."

The remarkable aspect of this letter was that it wasn't a case of 'name and address with the editor' -- the girl gave her full name and address. Blackpool was only a few miles away, but that didn't matter.

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