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Monday 20 October 2014

A truly remarkable meeting

Published 09/01/2013 | 10:11

Frank Godfrey and Sister Margaret O'Sullivan, M.M.M., at the annual sleepout in aid of Drogheda Homeless Aid.

I WAS on hand recently for a remarkable meeting on West Street.

Local councillor Frank Godfrey was out and about as part of the Drogheda Homeless Aid sleepout when a lady came up to him and said ' hello'.

The last time they had exchanged those words was under the heat of a Ugandan sky. It was slightly colder this time.

The lady in question was Sr Margaret O'Sullivan, a member of the Medical Missionaries of Mary and someone who never lost her roots as her Charleville, Co Cork accent revealed.

Now back in Drogheda, she spent 13 years in Uganda and admitted that it was hard getting readjusted to life in Drogheda after she left.

It was in 1992 that she met Frank during a visit by the former mayor to the country.

'Drogheda has changed but stayed the same in many ways,' she revealed.

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