Mary Ann Irvine and her Parkinson family.
My last blog was about John Irvine, written from the (fictional) memories of Mary Parkinson as related to a friend. Despite this approach to the story, the happenings were real, very real and would have had a life-long effect on Mary Ann, one of John Irvine’s younger sisters. Mary Ann’s story begins on a cold winter’s day on the outskirts of Killyleagh, about 3 klms from the village itself in the townland of Ardigon. Her mother Sarah had already borne … Continue reading