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The Great EscapeRTÉ One, Tuesday, 10.15pm

Programme 3: Guadalajara, Spain


The Doyles

Mark Doyle, his wife Sonia and their two daughters Rebecca 13yrs and Ambar 3yrs moved from Bray, Co.Wicklow to Guadalajara, a town near Madrid, Spain in 2005. Originally from Guadalajara, Sonia was studying english in Bray when she met Mark 16 yrs ago. Along with his family Mark owned and ran a pub on Bray seafront - Jim Doyles. After 14 yrs of life together in Bray Mark and Sonia decided a change of lifestyle was in need for the whole family.

In short they felt that Spain would give them an all round better quality of family life. Sonia moved over first with the girls to settle them into school, while Mark stayed on in Bray to sort the sale of the family home and his share of the business. Sonia's family still live in Guadalajara and the Doyles stay with Granny and Granpa initially...

By December 2005 Mark is over in Spain full time and they've bought and moved into their new home....and settling into their new life in Spain.

The Doyles