Great Story - My weekend was spent on a visit to my cousin in Castledermot who is Stasia Kealy and is getting ready to celebrate her 108th birthday. She is very precious and has always been my oldest and closest relative. On July 5th, Stasia will be 108 years old. She is very frail and not really able for visitors, I had her on a one to one as always. Given time she was able to remember the past and all the time we spent together. She recalled her school days and told me about an old man who suffered amnesia and went into her class room each day to call the roll, she was six years of age at the time. Stasia was an excellent person who was so full of wisdom and deep faith, she never married and lived like a true lady. She was loved by everybody from all walks in life and she made friends who were so proud of her. Stasia was full of wisdom and her advice to me lasted forever. I salute my great cousin on her approaching birthday and Thank God for her most unique life so far.
Workhouse Museum - New weekend opening times commenced from the June bank holiday weekend and will continue for the months of June, July, August and September. Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 2 p.m to 5 p.m. Visitors continue to enjoy the experience of seeing the original dormitory buildings for the boys and girls in the workhouse and going through an extensive agriculture and household collection showing times of the past and the hardships endured in the famine and afterwards. The workhouse had very sad and terrible ordeals and are re-enacted in the pageant put on by a powerful committee. Come and enjoy this great experience. For furthers details and to arrange tours contact Trevor at (086) 8296685.