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Buckingham Palace

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Last Thursday 19th May I visited Buckingham Palace. My friend Jackie Wetherell and I received an invitation as a reward from The Fountain Centre in St Luke’s Cancer Centre, Royal Surrey Hospital Guildford, Surrey for our fundraising efforts. Someone, possibly Monica, put our names forward. It’s a case of who you know, isn’t it? What […]

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Life’s a journey

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

I returned from a wonderful holiday on Saturday. Jackie and I joined forty-eight others on a ‘Riviera Travel’ tour in the sun-kissed ‘heel’ of Italy: Puglia, Lecce and Vieste. We visited so many beautiful and interesting places in seven days. Alberobella with its Trulli houses and the cave building in Matera as well as a […]

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Dublin 1916-2016 commemorations and celebrations

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

I am so pleased that I joined in the 1916-2016 celebrations. I learnt so much. What an intelligent, knowable, eloquent, masterful President, Ireland has in Michael D Higgins. At the Garden of Remembrance, the meeting for the relatives in the RDS and at the procession in O’Connell Street I felt privileged and fortunate in witnessing […]

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My ‘Baby’

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Taking my ‘baby’ to Barbara Large at Winchester University. Under Barbara Large’s tuition, guidance and support it was agreed to hand over my novel on 8th March at Winchester University. The evening that Simon Trewin was lecturing to the Hampshire Writers’ Society. With great effort and days of concentration I succeeded. It has a working […]

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My family connections

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

I was born in the Bedford Row Nursing Home, off O’Connell Street Limerick 20th September 1944 My father, Frank Dante, was the middle son of a family of building contractors. Dad referred to himself as a carpenter. There were seven children: Margaret, Tim, Willie, Frank, Anne, Josephine and Tom. The Dante family lived in 13, […]

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Who am I?

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

My great uncle is Michael Colivet Michael Colivet (29 March 1882 – 4 May 1955) was an Irish Sinn Féin politician. He was Commander of the Irish Volunteers in Limerick during the 1916 Easter Rising, and was elected to the First Dáil. Michael Patrick Colivet was born at 11 Windmill street in Limerick city. His father, […]

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