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Margaret of New Orleans was a remarkable woman, who was considered by countless thousands of all creeds to have been a living saint, writes Martin Branagan
A woman of unsurpassed charity, she was a champion of the underprivileged and the destitute. She had been a washerwoman and a peddler,yet when she died she received a state funeral.
This authentic cottage was built in 2008 by volunteers from the local community of Carrigallen, in honour of Margaret Haughey (nee Gaffey) known as Margaret of New Orleans , who emigrated to America in 1818 where she went on to become an entrepreneur and philanthropist in New Orleans and helped the poor and orphans of New Orleans.
Following her death a statue was erected in her honour.
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Martin Branagan is a co-founder of LeitrimExperience.ie and is passionate about promoting Leitrim as a tourist destination. Under the LoveLeitrim banner, Martin is touring the county in search of its hidden gems.
A Dubliner by birth and Leitrim resident by choice, Martin can be contacted on +353 (0)86 173 8417 for all advertising queries.
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