Saturday 21 October 2017

John's future is one that will never escape the past

As he struggles to rebuild, a distraught widower faces reminders of a happier existence, writes Eimear Ni Bhraonain

John McAreavey, sister Claire and
father Brendan leaving court
John McAreavey, sister Claire and father Brendan leaving court

Eimear Ni Bhraonain

IN the back of a damp graveyard, Michaela McAreavey is buried in her wedding dress. Michaela was laid to rest clutching rosary beads and a handwritten note saying, "To my precious love". Her smile beams from the centre of a wooden cross where red rosary beads are hanging.



It's a photograph from the happiest day of her life that is placed in the centre of the cross.

Less than a mile away from Ballymacilroy Cemetery, Mickey and Marian Harte live on the Glencull Road off the busy A5 in Co Tyrone.

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