McDonagh, Sr. M. Kevin

McDonagh, Sr. M. Kevin

Nationality: Irish
Congregational Register No: 134
D.O.B. 25.02.1911
First Profession: 02.07.1947
Died: 01.01.1999 Aged: 87 years

Baptised Brigid, from Carna, Co. Galway, in the Gaeltacht, the Irish-speaking area of Ireland, Sr. Kevin entered MMM on 27 December 1944.

Already a qualified nurse, she took up duty in Anua, Nigeria, as matron from 1949 to 1953, after serving one year as assistant novice mistress in Drogheda.

Following home leave from Nigeria, she was assigned to Kabanga in Tanzania for eleven years. After this it was decided that her nursing and administrative skills were needed in Ireland, and she returned to Drogheda to serve as assistant matron in the IMTH for the next 8 years.

After retiring from the hospital, she took up chiropody, a ministry that had a soothing and mellowing influence on her.

She never lost her deep love of the Irish language and the West of Ireland culture. At her request, her requiem Mass was bi-lingual.

Sr. Kevin died and is buried in Drogheda.