Emigration has always been a big part of Ireland's story. For generations Irish people have left to set up new lives and leave their mark all over the world. So much so, there are about 70 million people with Irish roots scattered across the globe. In 2013 it's a chance to invite friends & relatives home for a nationwide celebration of who we are and what we stand for.
In this series 6 well known Irish immigrants are returning to their roots to bring Irish people back from all over the world to their home town.
It's a chance to reunite and bring us together. It's called the Gathering.