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Phyllis Donnelon


My name is Phyllis Donnellon, I come from Co. Clare and I am living now in Milford House, Castletroy, Limerick.

My hobbies are music, walking, dancing and singing.

Why did you join the Little Company of Mary?

I went to the Secondary School with the Brigidine Sisters in Mountrath. I had a twin Sister who died at age 9 years. When I left school I helped my brothers on the farm. I got a sore led and I went to St. John’s Hospital in Limerick as a patient. While I was there I met some of the Little Company of Mary Sisters who were nursing there and got to know about them.   

When I was age 27 years, I decided to enter with them in Milford House, Limerick.

After some time I trained as a Nurse in St. John’s Hospital Limerick.  I worked in Mount Carmel Hospital, Dublin as a Ward Sister, in Calvary Hospital Galway as Director of Nursing and later in Milford Nursing Home in Castletroy.

What does your work involve in the Little Company of Mary?

I visit Patients and meet some of their relatives in the Nursing Home and Hospice.

What do you enjoy most about your work with the Little Company of Mary?

  1. I enjoy meeting, talking, listening and helping people who are in need.
  2. I loved nursing and working in the different Hospitals that I have been in.