Saturday, April 18, 2009

Now you Know the Whole Story - Susan Boyle

It was very interesting to read that the Irish Catholic shrine in Knock, County Mayo, is the spiritual home for Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle. I had the pleasure of visiting Knock last year with my cousins.

Susan Boyle touched millions this week with her performance of " I Dreamed a Dream" on "Britain's Got Talent" after it was posted on YouTube. Fascinating story and fascinating talent.

Story courtesy of MEGHAN SWEENEY , Entertainment Editor @ Irish Central

...."Speaking from his home in Scotland, her local priest Father Basil Clark said he first saw Boyle singing on their church's annual pligrimage to Knock.

Boyle, whose Irish mother Bridget passed away in 2007, visits Knock every year with the annual Legion of Mary pilgrimage. Boyle is the youngest of nine children of a family of Irish immigrants. Her father Patrick was a worker in a car factory, her mother Bridget a clerk/typist.

Father Clark described her as “a woman of great faith,” whose life revolves around her family and her parish of Our Lady of Lourdes."

The devout Catholic also paid tribute to her late mother Bridget. "I knew it was something I had to do," she said. "I had to get on with it. That's where the courage came from, my mother."

Check out the full story at Irish Central

Apr 20 And some more on Susan Boyle's roots in Donnegal and Couty Mayo at Shrine of Knock...

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