Sr Mary Fallon, RSC
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Sr Mary Fallon, RSC


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Track 1: Growing up in Dublin in the 1930s and 40s and joining the Sisters of Charity in 1956. Her first appointment to Benada, a rural area near Tubbercurry, Co Sligo where she spent 16 years. She went to work in the workroom where they made vestments and church linens. Later she facilitated the work of the local women who made traditional Aran sweaters for sale. Track 2: Her first overseas appointment was to Zambia in 1981. She speaks about the people and teaching local crafts, doing tailoring and dressmaking. Track 3: Her second appointment in 1984 to a new foundation in Kabwe, teaching domestic science and typing. Track 4: Her appointment as head bursar of a large school and the challenges involved. Track 5: In 1990, assignment to Maamba. She details the growth and development of a new secretarial programme that she put in place. Handing over leadership of this operation. Her return to Ireland after 35 years missionary work.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

IMU Missionary Stories Project


160 kbps

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48 hours

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9.92 MB, 11.77 MB, 6.02 MB, 3.29 MB, 35.86 MB

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A Missionary for 35 years in Zambia

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore