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the piano for many years – as well as her uncle Pat Connor’s creative artistic talents. Clare is currently working in Newpark Nursing home (where Tom Donlon spent his last years), having taken a break from her 3rd level studies in the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dun Laoghaire. Marian and Uinseann separated in 2000. Two years later Uinseann met his current partner Elizabeth Reilly, with whom he now lives in Pleasants Street near Dublin city centre.

Maeve Keegan (Née Donlon) Maeve was the tenth child and fifth daughter of Thomas Donlon and Peggy O’Brien. She was born on the 17th November 1952 in the Co. Hospital in Cavan. The family moved to Ennis in 1956 where she attended the Mercy Convent primary school. When the family moved to Dublin in 1959, Maeve initially attended the Presentation Convent National School in Terenure, where she sat the Primary Cert in 1964. Because her parents thought she was too young to go to secondary school she spent a further year in Scoil Mhuire, Marlborough St, an all-Irish primary school that had a 7th class. In 1965 she went as a boarder to Ballymahon, where she spent five years, completing her Leaving Certificate in 1970. She then went to University College Dublin where she graduated in 1973 with a B.A. degree in Music and Irish and in 1974, with a B.Mus. degree. She became a teacher in Coláiste Íosagáin, in 1974, teaching mainly Music but also a little Irish and Maths. She was appointed principal of the school in 1993 and remained in that position until she retired in 2011. In 1980, Maeve married Owen Keegan, whom she met when they were both Scout leaders with Dún Laoghaire Sea Scouts. They initially lived in Ballybrack, Co. Dublin and moved to Stillorgan, Co. Dublin in 1987. They have 4 children, Sinéad (b. 16 April 1981), Gearóid (b. 14 April 1983), Dearbhla (b. 26 February 1986) and Éamonn (b. 7 May 1989). Sinéad went to school in Coláiste Íosagáin and from there went to University College Dublin where she graduated with a BSc in Mathematics in 2003 (having been presented with the Royal Irish Academy Hamilton medal for Mathematics in 2002) and a PhD in 2007. From there she went to Oxford University, where she was awarded a Masters degree in 2008. She then returned to Dublin to take up a postdoctoral fellowship at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. In December 2011 she married Felix Hofmann, from Olpe in Germany, whom she had met in Oxford. They spent the next year in Boston, where Sinéad lectured at Northeastern University and Felix undertook postdoctoral research at the Massachussets Institute of Technology. In January 2013 they returned to Oxford University, where Felix is a senior research fellow in the Department of Engineering, and Sinéad a college lecturer in Trinity College.

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