Emigration to the United States was a considerable feature of Irish life for generations. How did the British writer Evelyn Waugh once describe it?

Answer: Recounting a conversation he had with his Irish friend Cyril Connolly, Waugh noted that it appears that for an Irishmen there were only two final realities: Hell and the United States.

Source: Modern Ireland, 1600-1972 by R.F. Foster

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