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Margaret Mary (Peggy), born in 1914, was the youngest of the family and after sitting her Leaving Certificate in the Presentation Convent in Bandon in 1932, she entered the Civil Service in Dublin where she worked in the Savings Bank section in the General Post Office in O’Connell St until her marriage on 3rd August 1938. Because of the marriage ban, which had been introduced in Ireland some years earlier, she was not allowed to continue to work in the Civil Service when she got married to Thomas (Tom) Donlon in 1938. Tom was a national school teacher and became a school inspector in 1948, being promoted to Assistant Chief Inspector in the 1970s. He was appointed Director of Institiuid Teangeolaíochta na hEireann (Irish Linguistic Institute) in 1973, a post he held until his retirement in 1980. Tom and Peggy had 13 children – five boys and eight girls. Peggy died in Dublin in 2001, aged 87 years.

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O'Briens of Bandon - 1875 to 2013  

This is the story of the family of John and Sarah O’Brien of Bandon, Co. Cork, Ireland, and their descendants. They had eleven children and...

O'Briens of Bandon - 1875 to 2013  

This is the story of the family of John and Sarah O’Brien of Bandon, Co. Cork, Ireland, and their descendants. They had eleven children and...