Mary Coleman, District Nurse

Mary Coleman, nee McCormack, was born in Crookedwood in Co. Westmeath on May 18th 1855, the daughter of Thomas McCormack and Anne Rafferty and the eldest of 11 children. The family, or at least most of them, seems to have moved to Athboy sometime between 1872, when their 9th child Eliza was baptised in Multyfarnham, …

The Dramatic History of Athboy

Many an Athboy native has tread the boards in locally produced plays and pantomimes. Teresa Coleman gives a history of the town's long association with the dramatic arts.