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FROM COMEDY sketches about life in the GAA, to more serious issues about mental health, if you are a regular user of Facebook, you are likely to have come across the work of Rory O'Connor.
The world - or at least the Western world - is a very different place now in July to what it was in May. In the space of around six weeks, Ireland became the first State where same-sex marriage was endorsed by the public through a referendum - kickstarting calls in Germany and Australia for the same; while the United States voted to approve gay marriage following a Supreme Court decision.
When Rory Staunton died from sepsis at age 12 years in April, 2012 he left behind a huge grieving family in Mayo. Cousins, who Rory considered some of his best friends, gathered to mourn the passing of a loving young boy who always brought a smile to everyone’s face. Rory was intensely proud of his family and he and his little sister Kathleen looked forward every year to spending their summers in Mayo. He stayed in Knappagh, Westport, and loved day trips to Thallabawn Beach near Louisburgh with most of his cousins, and visits to his cousins in Glenhest, Newport, Castlebar and Kiltimagh.
Rory O’Neill was among those honoured at this year’s People of the Year Awards. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the annual ceremony was presented by Gráinne Seoige and broadcast live on RTÉ One television from Dublin’s Citywest Hotel last Saturday night. Rory was presented with his award by Stephen Fry.
Rory Gallagher is remembered at The Stables Bar, Mullingar this Sunday March 31 in a manner he no doubt would have wanted, by a tribute performance from a class band that celebrates his legendary status through many of his best known and fondly covered classic rock/blues covers.