My Treasure – Marian Maguire

My Treasure – Marian Maguire

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‘A stone from my father’s childhood home in Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh’ ‘My father Tom died on 26th May 2008. When he was ill he told us stories about his youth and how hard life was back then. We investigated our family tree and tried to find his mother’s grave in Donagh, Co. Fermanagh, however we have still not found the plot, even to this day. My father told us his mother died when he was only 18. He remembered carrying her coffin up to the house with his twin brother Phil and dressing her for her funeral. We still have a photo of her in the house standing at the half door. The walls of the house he grew up in still remain today and I have kept one of the stones as a reminder of my family’s past’. Story written by Marian Maguire from Cargan, member of Glenravel Young at Heart