Spanning no less than five generations – ‘A Nursing Life’ – from Midleton to the Mater
– is the story of a Midleton-born nurse who rises to the top of her profession in the 1960s before marriage to a carpet salesman in Clery’s sees her having to leave her job and become a fulltime mother.
Her relationship to her parents, her grandparents, her siblings, her children and her friends are documented in an event-filled saga that’s as much a history of the time as of its characters.
Tragedy mixes with comedy as tales of marital breakdown and a bullying matron mix with nights on the town and days on ever-changing wards as the health service goes through various transitions and she does her best to acclimatise herself to them.
Read more inside the latest issue of Midleton & District News.