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"I was very interested to know what items she had kept…"

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Patricia went to her mother’s house for the first time since she had passed away. As she sorted through the belongings she came across a plane brown envelope. 

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Patricia Byrne
The note written by Patricia's aunt Delia dated August 1924, shortly after she emigrated to the United States
Patricia's aunt Delia in 1925, shortly after she emigrated to the United States
A family photograph taken in 1922.  Patricia's mum, Kit, is on the far left handside of the front row.  Her aunt Delia is the tall girl beside the window in the back row
A birthday card from Patricia''s mum, sent to Delia in the United States in 1941
Delia circa 1955
A Novena leaflet and medal owned by Delia
Patricia's aunt Delia moved back to Ireland in the 1960's - Here she is with Patricia's mum, Kit in 1994

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