THE people of Maguiresbridge are set to take to the streets in memory of community woman Pauline Butler. Pauline, from Main Street, Maguiresbridge, died at home after a long battle with cancer in December 2018.
Wife to Raymond and mother of six, she was a keen walker and was a member of Coonian Ramblers regularly heading for long walks with her sisters and friends. She was also heavily involved in Brookeborough Ceili Club.
Pauline had a love for Irish music and annually organised two dances at St Mary’s Hall in the village to raise money for charity. Before Pauline died, herself and her family used Marie Curie’s services at their home, and now they are hoping to give back to the charity.
Pauline’s Daughter Ciara said, “The walk was proposed by the Coonian Ramblers. Mammy was a part of this group for many years and every St Patrick’s weekend they would have went away on a walk. This year they decided to stay local and do the walk from Maguiresbridge where mum lived out to Drumdagarve where mum was born and grew up.”
Ciara continued, “Mammy was very outgoing. She loved walking, dancing and was part of groups for both. She also worked in Larkin’s shop in the town for many years making many friends along the way but prior to this she looked after children from the local area.”
The 10K in memory of Pauline Butler will take place on Monday, March 18th at 1pm. Registration in St Mary’s Hall, Maguiresbridge from 11.30 am. £10 per person or family of four is £20 and all proceeds are in aid of Marie Curie.
Posted: 2:53 pm March 16, 2019