Newry’s Lost Generation, with Mark McCormack

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Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Mark left Newry and moved to Australia

Name: Mark McCormack.

Age: 25.

Education: I’ve my time served as an electrician and served my apprenticeship with a local company (O’Hanlon & Farrell).

What part of Newry are you from: Warrenpoint Road.

When did you leave Newry: 15th June 2011.

Why did you leave Newry: I actually left Newry two years ago to go to Australia and during that time I was there I loved it and didn’t want to leave but at that time there was no jobs in Australia so I was forced to return home. So when I had the chance to return to Oz I jumped at it.

Who did you go with: My two friends Gerard Fitzpatrick and Gavin Allen.

What are you working as? Working as an electrician. I began working in Sydney on the biggest Ikea in the Southern hemisphere where I have gained sponsorship and now working in Newcastle just two hours outside of Sydney.

Are you enjoying life away from Newry: Yes, every day is a beach day.

What do you miss most about Newry? My family and my second family (Camlough Rovers).

Would you like to return to newry: Maybe for a holiday at some stage, we’ll just have to see what happens.

What would you say to anyone currently in Newry looking for a job: Why not give it a go abroad, what have you got to lose?

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