Monday 23 April 2018

The pain of exclusion can cast a long, dark shadow

Cartoon by Jim Cogan
Cartoon by Jim Cogan
Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

Last Tuesday, I set out on another trip to Tallow, Co Waterford, where I spent the first five years of my life, with a lot on my mind.

First, I wanted to visit the grave of my older brother, Paddy Joe, who only lived six weeks before dying in May 1942.

Second, I wanted to reflect on the sorrow of my late father and mother at the death of their first-born soon after moving from Cork city to Tallow.

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