It was a plea­sure to spend time with ‘Ire­land’s Great­est’

Irish Independent - - Comment -

MANY years ago my wife and I found our­selves in the com­pany of John Hume and his wife for a few late-night drinks at the MacGill Sum­mer School in Glen­ties. We, of course, knew we were with some­one spe­cial.

Af­ter see­ing Miriam O’Callaghan’s ex­cel­lent pro­gramme in RTÉ’s ‘Ire­land’s Great­est’ se­ries back in 2010, we re­alised we had met one of the world’s re­ally good hu­man be­ings, up there with Ma­hatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nel­son Man­dela.

May he now rest in peace. Brian McDe­vitt,

Glen­ties, Co Done­gal

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