Originally Posted by spurious
From most of them, not so far, Southwest Laois/Dungannon area/East Clare to Dublin.
Peculiarly enough though, one of my brothers emigrated to NYC in the early 90s, eventually settling in NY state and I found out that our great great grandmother went to the US in 1906 with her youngest daughter following the death of her husband, lived the last years of her life there and died in the same town as my brother lives in. She is buried about 2 miles from his house.
I have something similar in my family but the ancestors who went to the US both returned to Ireland. A great grandmother on my mum's side and a great grandfather on my dad's side both went to America.
Pretty much all of my great grandfather's siblings seem to have gone to America except for a sister. My great grandfather was the youngest and returned to Ireland as his father's health started to decline to help look after the farm. He actually met his future wife's sister in America and gave him a pair of red shoes to bring to Ireland to give to her sister and that was supposed to be how they met.
A lot of my great grandmother's siblings went to America as well. I think that she just wanted to return home. She had emigrated in 1908 and had returned to Ireland by 1911. Her father died in 1909 so that may have been what made her want to return to Ireland. I think she lost contact with her siblings in America after that. I think they weren't happy that she returned home.