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Remembering Rory's Mother Monica Today

PostPosted: 14 Aug 2014, 20:58
by Jay Jay
We remember Rory's mother Monica Gallagher today and the great part she played in supporting her son :)
Monica supported Rory from the start in more ways than one..
Even though Rory more or less left home in his mid to late teens to gig and travel the world. Rory always found time to call his mother whenever and whereever he could and sent postcards from all around the world. Rory and Donal scheduled the tours and gigs. So that they could be back home in Ireland for Christmas and New Year with family. She was always there for him.
Passing away 10 years and 2 months after Rory : August 14th 2005..
In life they were together and now in death

Monica & Rory Gallagher's Graves.jpg

Rest in Peace Monica and Rory

Re: Remembering Rory's Mother Monica Today

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2014, 01:29
by roryfan
I'm thinking of Monica today as well. I had the pleasure of meeting her a couple of times and visiting her at her home. It was easy to see the big influence she had on Rory
John G

Re: Remembering Rory's Mother Monica Today

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2014, 15:48
by RobertaSparrow

Re: Remembering Rory's Mother Monica Today

PostPosted: 16 Aug 2014, 15:45
by Annie Elliott
I've thought Monica must have been a very interesting person, and probably quite talented in her own right. Too bad we don't have any recordings as I understand she had a lovely voice.

Re: Remembering Rory's Mother Monica Today

PostPosted: 17 Aug 2014, 16:20
by photofinish
I was in Cork on my first ever visit when Monica passed away...walked 4 miles..to the church the night before the funeral..Donal was surprised i was there..!!!..he offered to send car to my hotel the next day..but i was flying home..but i did have the pleasure of meeting Eric Kitteringham..who kindly drove me back to my hotel...we chatted for an hour about Rory,Monica and the early days of Taste....

Re: Remembering Rory's Mother Monica Today

PostPosted: 23 Aug 2014, 21:17
by SUBY1974
Rory has an incredible mum who brought him and Donal up well. You can see that both her sons were well brought up to be fine men. Also I feel she was a strong woman to raise those boys on her own and to support Rory's dream, as much as Donal, Rory's Uncle Jimmy and the rest of his family did. She worked to help keep Taste on the road financially and helped Rory achieve his musica dream. She even helped to fund Rory's first album. Rory said so in an interview. It is good to have that parental support and Rory's father supported him as well. For any mother losing her son so young must have been so hard but she did live long enough to realise how her son's music made so many people happy and how he made people happy through the sheer joy of his playing. Also Rory's legacy lives on. I just want to thank Monica for sharing Rory with us and helping him in his dream. May her and Rory RIP. Subrata. x

Re: Remembering Rory's Mother Monica Today

PostPosted: 14 Aug 2015, 08:26
by Jay Jay
We remember today Rory's mother Monica

On this 10th Anniversary of her passing

Monica Gallagher R.I.P.

Re: Remembering Rory's Mother Monica Today

PostPosted: 14 Aug 2015, 11:47
by Lee61
Jay Jay wrote:We remember today Rory's mother Monica

On this 10th Anniversary of her passing

Monica Gallagher R.I.P.


Yes indeed ~ thinking of this lovely lady

R.I.P

Re: Remembering Rory's Mother Monica Today

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2015, 22:41
by SUBY1974
Thinking of you Monica. RIP. Subrata.x

Re: Remembering Rory's Mother Monica Today

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2017, 18:52
by SUBY1974
RIP Monica. Thankyou for supporting your son's Rory's music legacy. Subrata.x