I first came to Baldoyle in 2013. We left Blanchardstown. We were in a rented house there, and the landlord wanted to sell. He gave us three months notice to move. At the time, because of the worry about finding a new home, I could not concentrate on my job. With a wife and four children, this was very stressful for me. I lost my job.
When the three months were up we had to move out. The landlord came and threw our possessions out. We went to stay with a friend.
Luckily we found a house in Baldoyle. It was our first time to live by the sea. The children had to settle into new schools and leave their old friends behind.
It was a change to be fifteen minutes walk from the shops. I missed my friends as well, but we continued to meet them in church in Finglas. Baldoyle was like a new country. Everything was different. I know the area now and I like it. My children have settled in well.