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VIDEO - The nun's story: Sister Olive Cooney

It was a chance encounter with a passing stranger that first instilled in a young Olive Cooney her desire to help the homeless. This was the early 1930s and, as one of eight children growing up on a farm in Co Westmeath, she was used to sharing everything. But one day as she came down for breakfast before the long walk to school, there was no porridge left.


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