Brian (Bernard) Meade was born 19th May 1934 in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. The eldest of two sons and three daughters to Patrick Meade and Helena O’Sullivan, he grew up in Cork and Sligo before moving to the U.S. He served in the USAF before joining Pan Am in New York, where he spent the majority of his working life. During this time, he married with Miriam (nee Hyland) and had two sons, Brian (deceased) and Richard.
Later, he moved to Pennsylvania and worked with Kraft/Altria for a number of years. He retired to Kingston, where he enjoyed listening to old music and learning new technologies to keep in touch with his many friends and relations back home in Ireland and throughout the U.S.
Brian passed away peacefully at his residence Dec. 28, 2015.
We now share a selection of pictures from Ansgar’s arrival by train at Millstreet Railway Station followed by his brief but very comprehensive tour of the Eurovision Venue, Millstreet Town and the Eurovision Wall at Minor Row, Drishane Estate and Millstreet Museum. Ansgar who is involved in Media Management in Germany especially praised the fact that some 23 years since the amazing event we have still preserved many reminders of the historic occasion. We thank Ansgar for honouring us with his visit. We’ve just sent the following Facebook message to him: [read more …] “Eurovision Enthusiast Ansgar Hugely Impressed by Millstreet”