Here are three of the very nicest people who ever walked the face of this earth. Aunty Kitty (Kate Flanagan) was related to me on mum's mother's side of the family and when she married my mother's father's uncle...not quite inbredcy... there was no blood relation!!!)...Francis McGoldrick we had a double connection.
This was a gentle family. She was a young bride but he was kind and the life they lived showed in the one daughter who was close to our mother. Nancy McGoldrick was one of those aunts we all hope for. Tolerant and funny and good.
The Flanagan women from Tipperary all had a charm which had nothing to do with conventional beauty...this was something iwas aware of in my mother's mother and that side of the family.
The old man came out originally on the Admiral Lyons in about 1852 or 1858 from Fermanagh Irelan as a toddler with his two other brothers. Their sister died on the voyage.
Nancy mcGoldrick was possibly the closest thing our mother had as a friend. I think I have posted a photo of her previously as a very etherial looking child sitting on her front steps holding her cat. Lots of stories here...