Ireland’s eye: Happenings around the Auld Sod
Crosses in the sky
A group of 14 people claim to have seen crosses in the sky and a statue of Our Lady move at the shrine in Kerrytown near Burtonport on Tuesday evening, September 29.
The group of locals went to the site where Our Lady is said to have appeared in 1939, in response to a prediction made by Dublin man Joe Coleman.
Coleman said he was "instructed" by Our Lady when he visited Medugorje in April, to notify people that she would appear at the Kerrytown site on Tuesday.
"Unfortunately I was unwell and wasn't able to go to Donegal. When I was in Donegal recently I handed out leaflets in Dungloe to let people know that Our Lady was going to appear at the shrine in Kerrytown,” he said.
"She said to me, ‘My child, I am going to appear in Kerrytown on Tuesday, 29 September, 2009.' Our Lady asked me to tell the priests of the church. She is calling for people to get back to praying the Rosary."
A number of those present on Tuesday night claim they saw crosses in the sky above the rock. Others are saying they saw the statue of Our Lady become life-like and turn in their direction.
"I haven't been able to speak to any of them yet," Coleman said.
The story was taken up the following day on Highland Radio's Shaun Doherty show which was contacted by several callers who claimed to have been present on Tuesday and witnessed first hand the crosses appearing in the sky and the statue turning life-like.
Nurse slaps patient
A staff nurse employed at Knockbracken Healthcare Park in Belfast has told a court he slapped a 72-year-old dementia sufferer five times in the face because he was “feeling under pressure.”
Harold Robert Moore, 51, appeared at Ards Magistrates Court where he admitted slapping a “frail” elderly woman called Mary Ryan on May 26 last year.
The court heard that a member of the public who was visiting her father at the time witnessed Moore carry out the assault in the care home’s TV room.
In her statement read out to the court, the witness Lyons said she witnessed Moore “toss” Ryan into a chair before he “slapped her across the face four or five times.”
The woman said she heard the elderly woman make noises as she was struck.
When Moore stopped slapping the 72-year-old, the witness said he “went bright red when he realized he was being watched”.
The court was told Moore was arrested by police and charged with aggravated assault on a female following the eyewitness complaint.
Under police interview Moore, who it was revealed has worked as a care worker at Knockbracken for over 20 years, said he slapped the elderly woman because he was feeling under pressure.
Moore, who pleaded guilty to the charge, told police, “I lifted her back in the chair and put my hand on her face, I wouldn’t call it a slap. Then I tapped her on the face lightly with my hand cupped about five times.”
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