Wicklow Abroad – Christine McHugh Ballymanus

Name: Christine McHugh

Town/Village: Ballycurra

Club: The Billies

Now Living: London

How long have you been living there?

16 years

Reason For Leaving Ireland:

Work and the craic

Thing you miss the most:

Watching The Billies 😉

Person you miss the Most:

Eehhh, all the family 😊

Best thing about your new home:

Pubs. Lots of them!

Worst thing about your new home:

It’s not Ireland 🇮🇪

Funny story from your time overseas:

The time I was politely asked to “Shut up” while singing “Her hair shone red, like the berries on the rowan….” in my work local …. Not a Glenroe fan 😬

Funny story from before you left home:

So…. there was the time I got left behind in McMullans in Arklow. Family, all of them, only noticed when they were three quarters way home! Seriously! #tryingtoloseme #calltheispcc 😳 (Right that’s the best not xxx rated story there is. Sad, but true 😂😂)

Person you are glad to be far away from:

Most of Knockananna …. Ha ha 😂

Is your club better/worse off without you:

Worse off – my swearing is sadly missed 😳

What 3 people would you fly to you if you could and why:

Mam and her two sisters. Be nice to have them for a few days. And they are always worth a laugh 🤭

What person in Irelands love would bring you home:


What person in Ireland’s love would make you want to stay away:

Ryan Turbidy 🤢

A Wicklow themed photo from abroad:

(Hubby winning the cup with North London Shamrocks – my London club (my swearing isn’t appreciated here either 🙄)

A photo from before you left:

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