Newry’s Lost Generation, with Micheal Smyth

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Monday, December 26th, 2011

Micheal left Newry and moved to Australia

Name: Micheal Smyth. Age: 28. Education/experience: Working in construction. What part of Newry & Mourne are you originally from? Camlough. When did you leave Newry? 19th August 2011. Why did you leave Newry? I was stuck in a call centre and decided I needed a change of scenery and new opportunities. Who did you go with? My girlfriend Danielle and friends Carmel and Paul. What are you doing now in Australia? Are you working? I am currently doing demolition in Perth City Centre. Are you enjoying life away from Newry? Yes the weather would be a major plus and there is a lot of people from around the Camlough area here so it’s like a home away from home. What do you miss most about Newry? Miss my family and friends and Sundays in Trainors Bar in Camlough. When will you return to Newry or if you don’t know, then would you like to eventually return here? At the moment we are enquiring about applying for sponsorship which would ensure a four year stay here. Failing that we will go to do our three month regional which gives us our second year. Career ambition: I am happy working in the construction industry but at some stage I would like to go in to full time farming at home in Camlough. What would you say to anybody still living in Newry who can’t find work? Look in to moving abroad, there are loads of opportunities. Anything else you would like to add?  Just to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a peaceful new year.
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