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Ray Darcy Thursday 17 August 2017

Christmas Card For Barry 

You might remember Barry Connolly from Co.Meath, who loved receiving cards and after we spoke to his mum Sharon about it, Barry received over 4,800 birthday cards in September of this year. 

Well, we’ve had an email in to the show saying;

"Could you please email me name & address for Barry, the 30 year old that his Mam asked for cards for his birthday this year.

I can't find his details ( in spite of knowing I saved them) & would like to send a Christmas Card...thank you"

Kind Regards 

Mary Frances

We’ve checked with Barry’s mum Sharon and she’s ok with us sharing the address again and that’s Barry Connolly, Carranstown, Ballivor, Co Meath

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Jennifer O'Connell Panic Attacks

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Support numbers: If you have been affected by the issues we discussed today then you can free call Samaritans on 116 123 or log onto for more information. 

Retired Athlete David Gilick

Retired Athlete David Gilick

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Women in the Church - Dr Bridget Mary Meehan

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