Sr Deanna O’Donoghue, OLA
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Sr Deanna O’Donoghue, OLA


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Track 1: Growing up in Portlaoise in the 1940s and 50s. Joining the Order in 1964. Her noviceship and her profession in 1967. Nurse training in England for three years, followed by midwifery in Dublin. Track 2: Appointment to Nigeria in 1976 after two of her brothers died on the missions in Nigeria. Assignment to Akwanga in Northern Nigeria. Track 3: Her time working in a rural area, before moving in 1980 to North Borgu-Papiri taking over the training of nursing students. Track 4: Appointment to Tanzania. Her time running a clinic there. Her medical work and the problems due to cholera outbreaks. Track 5: The arrival of HIV/AIDS and the challenges this brought. Her return to Ireland. Her legacy in Africa.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

IMU Missionary Stories Project


160 kbps

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48 hours

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10.85 MB, 10.47 MB, 24.44 MB, 7.37 MB, 15.05 MB

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A Missionary in Nigeria and Tanzania

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore