Tom O’Connell

It was in late 2015; I was in Naas Hospital on one of my many visits, which were increasingly fearful, and my father, Jim Connell, was preparing me for his upcoming demise. It did not come to pass, however. He went on to have a near-death experience, recover from illness and return to live happily at home in Loraine. Neither of us is overtly religious, so I wondered where he had got his strength and belief from. I decided to try and find out. These stories, recounted over many interviews and with several people, were an unexpected bonus.

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