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Limerick Mourns Loss of Mrs. Margaret Donnellan

The passing of Mrs. Margaret Donnellan in London has cast a veil of sorrow over the ancient city of Limerick. Mrs. Donnellan, a descendant of the esteemed Clampett lineage, was the widow of the late Mr John Donnellan, further cementing her ties to the rich history of Limerick.

Hailing from a venerable Limerick family, Mrs. Donnellan’s lineage traced back to her great-grandfather, Isaac Clampett, who once held the esteemed position of Mayor of Limerick in 1739. Her familial roots ran deep within the city’s heritage, earning her a place of distinction among its esteemed residents.

Mrs. Donnellan’s legacy extended beyond her familial connections, as she was also a devoted mother and nurturer of future generations. Several of her sons pursued careers in medicine, receiving their education at the prestigious Trinity College, Dublin. Their choice to follow in the footsteps of healers further reflected the family’s commitment to service and betterment of society.

Additionally, Mrs. Donnellan’s influence reached into the spiritual realm, with two of her daughters choosing a path of devotion as members of the Loretto Order. Their dedication to a life of faith and service underscored the values instilled by their mother, further enriching the tapestry of the Donnellan family’s contributions to society.

The news of Mrs. Donnellan’s passing has elicited an outpouring of condolences and fond remembrances from both within and beyond the Limerick community. Friends, neighbours, and acquaintances alike have come together to honour her memory and pay their respects to a woman who touched the lives of many with her kindness, wisdom, and grace.

As the city of Limerick reflects on the loss of one of its own, it is with a heavy heart that they bid farewell to Mrs. Margaret Donnellan. Her legacy of love, compassion, and dedication to family and community will continue to resonate throughout the streets and hearts of Limerick for generations to come.

In this time of mourning, the people of Limerick stand united in their grief, drawing strength from the memories and enduring legacy of a remarkable woman who will forever be remembered as a cherished daughter of the city.

Dublin Evening Telegraph – Saturday 24 April 1915