Beginning at Michael O’Sullivan’s in Drishane Road, Millstreet this evening at 7.00 a Victory Parade honouring the newly elected Fine Gael T.D. , Deputy Áine Collins will take place. Speakers will make an address at the Monument in the Square and the Parade will also travel to West End. All are very welcome. We extend heartfelt congratulations to Áine, to Michael Creed and to Michael Moynihan on being elected to the new Dáil.
On Sunday, February 20th, 2011, the coldest night of the winter thus far, Mary Grace Farrell died on the steps of St. Brigid’s Church in Tompkins Square Park, NY. This church was built by Irish Famine emigrants. Born in Ireland, she had gone to New
York at seventeen to pursue her dream of being an artist. She spent some time in an orphanage in Drogheda and a friend from that time describes her as “a sweet girl with a lovely smile and a heart of gold.” Mary Grace Farrell leaves behind a twelve-year old son named Oliver. The following is a short reflection on her life.