Friday, December 29, 2017

Peggy Murphy R.I.P.

Peggy Murphy R.I.P.

My mother passed away on the 23rd after eleven weeks in hospital. Although not very well for some time she loved writing poems about family and friends and was much in demand, especially for christenings, marriages and all kind of celebration but she also wrote poems in memory of loved ones and friends who had passed on. She was a regular contributor to The Meath Writers' Circle and The Christian Writers and many of her poems were published in the Meath Chronicle. She also brought out a number of poetry books and Paul Hennessy the well known tenor recorded her on DVD. Also some of her stories were broadcast on LMFM. Her poems about Dunshaughlin and the old Workhouse and her childhood days in Derrickstown have gone to many countries. Christmas was a special time of the year for her and she loved the get-together's with grandchildren and other relations. She also raised a considerable amount for different charities over the years and on one of her birthday parties instead of presents everything was donated to animal rescue. She purchased a knitting machine at one time and must have knitted jumpers for just about everyone in the parish. She was a member of the Kilmessan Active Retirement Group and the Dunshaughlin Friday Club and travelled all over Ireland on their special outings. She also went to Lourdes a number of times. To everyone who came to the funeral service or went in to visit her in hospital or sent their regards, a very big thank you.

The Hand of God

I see beauty in the stars
In the moon that shines on high
In the sun and in the rainbow
That arcs across the sky.

I see beauty everywhere
In the little birds and bees
The cattle grazing in the fields
The hedges and the trees.

The Hand of God is everywhere
In all things that I see
He made it all for us to share
And everything is free.

Peggy Murphy.

She will be missed. (Born 4th of July 1929 ~ Died 23rd December 2017)

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