A few weeks ago I wrote a piece about Felicity MacDermott (Madam MacDermot) to mark her birthday and acknowledge her illness, following a stroke suffered a number of weeks ago. Her earthly journey drew to a close this morning. May she rest in peace. Her funeral will take place in St Aidan’s Church, Monasteraden later in the week.
I just googled Felicity and found a letter she wrote to the Irish Independent in 2007. It appears she had read an article stating the government was seeking tenders throughout Europe for the construction of polling booths. This did not rest easily with her and pen was taken in hand!!
“It is unbelieveable that the Government is advertising all over the EU for people to make polling booths for the next general election (Irish Independent, January 31). Could the deficit not be made locally in each constituency by students in woodwork classes and by FAS training schemes working to a standard pattern? Or would this be too simple?” FELICITY MACDERMOT, BALLAGHADERREEN, CO ROSCOMMON