‘Frank McCourt – From New York to Limerick’ – Published Limerick Life Newspaper August 2016

For a man most famous for writing about his childhood in our city, Frank McCourt was actually born in Brooklyn, New York in 1929.  His father, Malachy McCourt, couldn’t claim Limerick as his birthplace either, as he came from Antrim.  It was only his mother, Angela McCourt (née Sheehan) who was born here.   It was […]

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Selection of ‘Take Five: Home, Style & Property’, Published in Limerick Life Newspaper 2016

A short selection of recently published ‘Take Five’ spotlights in the ‘Home, Style and Property’ section of Limerick Life Newspaper in early 2016

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‘Mary Heath, Our Lady Icarus’ – Published Limerick Life Newspaper August 2016

On Thursday, 17th May 1928, thousands of people gathered at Croydon aerodrome in London, gazing upwards, squinting in the spring sun.  They were waiting to see the pioneering pilot who had traversed Africa, flying 10,000 miles on a dangerous solo trip in a tiny Avro Avian biplane, a record-breaking feat of endurance, skill and bravery.  […]

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