As the centenary of 1916 approaches, one Finsbury Park resident remembers her late parents, who were both born 100 years ago.
Irish World reader Caroline McAuliffe was one of Michael Corcoran and Nelly Welsh’s seven children.
They were both from the Ballybeg area in Mayo, and moved to Slough with their young family once married. Michael won a Connacht Championship in cycling, and here are his two great grandchildren Mary-Ann and Millie McAuliffe holding the medal that he won back then.
Also pictured is a passport photo of him and one of him cycling.
His great-granddaughters say: “Our great granddad was born in Corroy in Mayo. We would love to share this memory as we are very proud of him.
“He would be 100 this year as our great grandmother would have been. He loved cycling and won the Connaught Championship.”