Tuesday 21 January 2020

A well-deserved standing ovation

Madam -- Last Monday night, Canon George Salter was the honoured guest at the weekly dinner of the Cork Rotary Club in the Metropole Hotel Cork, at which I was present.

As this was the same night RTE was transmitting his powerful personal testimony in the film 'An Tost Fada' (The Long Silence), the Rotarians rigged a large screen so that Canon Salter could properly appreciate his central performance. At the end of that fine documentary he was given a well-deserved standing ovation.

It was a deeply moving occasion. I felt privileged to be present when this great citizen of Cork received the applause which his life and work so richly deserved. Go maire se an cead!

Mike McGrath,

Shanagarry, Co Cork

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