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Darren Redmond (center) surrounded by the locals at the Aisling Center, in the Bronx, celebrating Christmas Photo by: Darren Redmond

The older Irish community in New York remembers Christmas past in Ireland - VIDEO

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Darren Redmond (center) surrounded by the locals at the Aisling Center, in the Bronx, celebrating Christmas Photo by: Darren Redmond

This week IrishCentral visited the Aisling Center in the Bronx, New York and joined the older Irish immigrants enjoying a Christmas dinner together. We asked them to tell us their memories of celebrating Christmas in Ireland before they emigrated to the US.

Their memories of Ireland at Christmas recall old traditions such as the “wren boys” singing carols to what presents Santa would bring, back then if you were lucky you would get a toy or some fruit.

For the most part their memories are of family togetherness, mucking in and having fun at home, what Christmas is all about.

Read more: The top ten Irish Christmas traditions that make the season - PHOTOS

Read more: Irish carols and hymns to get you in the Christmas spirit - VIDEOS

Check out IrishCentral’s video of Irish at the Aisling Irish Center, in the Bronx, talking about Christmas in Ireland:

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