A mythical town

Nov 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Ireland

I drove into Roscrea today, for no reason other than I was passing it by and it was there, and that for thirty-five years it has had a mythical place in my imagination.

Thirty-five years ago, I had dropped out of university and in searching for something had found voluntary work at a special school run by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary at Cranleigh in Surrey. At the end of the school year, the sisters were departing from the school and the one with whom I …