Rockin' Rowley: Jimmy's tribute to his 'super mother'
Mothers have been eulogised in song since time began. "And rightly so," says Jimmy Buckley, whose latest hit is a personal tribute to his 70-year-old mum, Mary.
Country star Buckley penned the touching tribute, 'My Mother', with celebrated songwriter Henry McMahon of The Mainliners.
One of a family of eight, Jimmy has fond memories of his childhood growing up in Doon, Co Limerick, where his parents, Mike and Mary, ran a pub and shop, and reared greyhounds.
Jimmy, who now lives in Athenry, Co Galway, with his wife, Clarice, and three children, has never forgotten the security he enjoyed in the family home with his mother at the centre of everything.
"My mother would be helping Dad in the business and with the dogs, but she made sure that we all went off to school with our lunches, and then she'd have a hot dinner ready when we arrived home in the evening," he recalls.
"She was a super mother to all of us and I'm very close to her to this day. I'm also delighted that I somehow persuaded her to appear in the video of the song.
My mother is a quiet woman and a very modest type of person.