My family (Mum, Dad, Grandparents, Great Grandparents, Great Great Grandparents and on....) are from Donegal in the rugged and remote north-west of Ireland. Like many Irish people, my Mum and Dad left Ireland (in the mid 1950's) due to the lack of work and resources for everyone there at the time.
With the Irish disposition for travel they left home and shortly after settled in the town of Fflint (not a typo, that's just the Welsh spelling!) North Wales. Some of their brothers and sisters settled there too. Growing up surrounded by Irish ex-pats I had a mixed upbringing of being born in Wales but from a 100% Irish family and background.
I feel very lucky to be a part of two great Celtic nations.