Cardinal Daly remembered

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Cardinal Daly remembered thumbnailThe late Cardinal Cathal Daly, former Catholic Primate of All Ireland, who passed away in 2009, with the centenary of his birth coming up on October 1

BORN and reared at Corkey, Loughguile I am pleased to draw attention to the centenary of the birth of my early in life neighbour and acquaintance, the late Cardinal Cathal B. Daly.
In his interesting book launched on 1st September 1998 and entitled "Steps on my pilgrim journey" Dr Daly relates.
"I was born on the 1st of October 1917. My earliest memory is of being in my father's arms in my night attire, outside our house in Ballybradden, a townland of the parish of Loughguile, County Antrim, and pointing up at the fire on the roof and trying, in whatever words I then knew, to ask who lit the living room fire up on the roof of the house.
“This event obviously and naturally made a deep impression on the mind of a child. I was then aged about four. The fact that our house had been set on fire as a result of an operation by the North Antrim IRA during the troubles of 1916-1922."


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