The Kerry Emigrant Support Group has set up a network that allows emigrants to come home for a short holiday to look at the feasibility of moving back permanently.Participants are selected through the network of Irish centres in cities across the UK. They are brought to North Kerry for a week in March and allowed to relax and reacquaint themselves with the area.
An open day is often held with representatives from social welfare offices, the council and other state agencies offering support to those who may want to return home. So far up to 50 people have moved back to Ireland as part of the project, and this figure includes a number of families. The overall cost of the trip is â¿¬15,000 and it is offered free of charge to Kerry natives who have fallen on hard times in the UK.