Extraordinary Emigrants: Irish Times Abroad

As part of our weekly supplement with the Irish Times Abroad, we have explored the lives of many extraordinary Irish emigrants throughout history. From the pioneering Irishwomen who made exciting Space discoveries to the Irish-American boxer who became a world champion, discover their stories of adventure, opportunity and tragedy.

Ireland’s remarkable trans pioneer: ‘People thought I was a woman, but I was just me’

Date published: 1 Jun 2021



The Russian-Irish filmmaker whose magical movies shaped Soviet childhoods

Date published: 18 May 2021



Designed in Ireland, assembled in Australia, pointed at the stars

Date published: 20 Apr 2021



The Antrim-born mystic, republican and lover of folklore who found freedom in California

Date published: 6 Apr 2021



The patriotic cellist who refused to play Rule, Britannia!

Date published: 11 Aug 2020



Nancy Cunard, the interwar poet and rebel descended from Robert Emmet’s family

Date published: 4 August 2020



The bard from Ballymena who got too homesick in Canada

Date published: 28 July 2020



The Dublin-born journalist who became a foreign correspondent in Imperial Russia

Date published: 22 July 2020



‘Mother Mooney’, the Mayo woman who campaigned for justice for her wronged son

Date published: 14 July 2020