Printed on July 1st, 2020 |
by Raychel O’Connell
Some offers are laborious to disregard and this lovely nation cottage is one in a lifetime. Positioned in Foxford, Co. Mayo this house dates again over 100 years and has an abundance of appeal and historical past. Extending down the Yellow River its an ideal oasis of calm and serenity. And sure, it may very well be yours for as little as €10, whereas additionally serving to those that fought on the frontline of the Covid-19 virus.
The cottage is up for raffle for the individuals who introduced Eire by means of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The distributors of this cottage each had the virus and have been extraordinarily fortunate to have survived it. It took monumental braveness for all Well being Care Staff to do what they did, on a regular basis, getting into to work, figuring out they may very well be contaminated at any time. The distributors wish to acknowledge what they did and the cash raised is a merely gesture.
One of many house owners, Joan mentioned: “We’re each Retired. I used to be a professional Physician and labored in hospitals in Eire for a few years. Patrick was a businessman and labored in many various elements of the world. We used to go to the cottage in Mayo, for holidays. It’s a lovely, peaceable place and when you go there, it’s laborious to depart.
This 12 months in early March, we have been travelling in Mexico, after we heard in regards to the Coronavirus. We determined to drive again to Canada the place we had been staying. We drove by means of the USA to Canada, going from 34C to -1C in Grants Cross, Oregon.
On the best way, Patrick obtained a sore throat and two days later, Patrick’ s sore throat obtained worse and he began to get a fever and a cough. The cough turned very harsh and extended, a lot in order that throughout the coughing spells, he turned very scared and puzzled if he would ever get any air into his lungs and felt that he was suffocating. He was fortunate. He tells everyone it was John Jameson who saved him. I used to be additionally very fortunate as I simply obtained a sore throat for 2 days and fatigue. Fortunately, I used to be capable of take care of Patrick. Now that we have now recovered, we each really feel fortunate to be alive.
As a retired medical particular person, I tied to re-register as a physician and return to Eire to assist throughout the pandemic. Nonetheless, because it was ten years since I had labored in hospital it wasn’t potential so I withdrew my software. I started to assume how else may I help the folks in Eire. We determined to raffle the cottage in Mayo as an alternative.
Having labored in hospitals all my working life, I at all times although the assist workers ought to get extra. They have been at all times cheerful, hard-working and dependable. They at all times made positive every little thing was in place and couldn’t have been extra useful. These have been the individuals who saved the hospital ticking over. Having seen what the virus was like with my husband, who may be very fortunate to be alive, I can solely marvel at their energy and conviction. I love them a lot, delivering on a regular basis, figuring out the dangers they have been taking for themselves and their households.
These are the folks we’re raffling the cottage for.”