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KCLR LIVE: The Bagenalstown Wedding Fund

The McGrath Fund enabled local women to apply for a £25 wedding bonanza!

We hear from Eileen Darcy who was refused the 25 pounds after not being deemed eligible as she traveled home from the UK to get married in 1967.   Former local Councillor Paddy Kiely, helped to administer the fund and tells us more and many of you share your memories.

We’re also digging deeper and we’re asking listeners if you remember whether people in Lorum were offered a grant of £100 from a separate Church of Ireland trust for attending religious services and for their “respectability”.

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