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21 May 2022

Longford native Margaret Brown will be coordinating 32nd annual Dun Laoghaire Christmas Day Lunch

Longford native Margaret Brown will be coordinating 32nd annual Dun Laoghaire Christmas Day Lunch

Fr Peter McVerry and Margaret Brown

Mullinalaghta native Margaret Brown,is bracing herself for an exciting and hectic Christmas.

She will be coordinating the 32nd annual Dun Laoghaire Christmas Day Lunch, hosted  at the Blackrock College Rugby Club, for people living alone or in financial difficulties. 

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On Monday, December 17, Margaret appeared on the Claire Byrne Live show on RTÉ One television to tell the story of the Dun Laoghaire Christmas Day Lunch. 

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Margaret founded the lunch in 1986 and it is now in its 32nd year. She explained, "On Christmas Day we will cater for 300 guests, 200 at the Blackrock Rugby Club. And in addition, we will deliver 100 traditional dinners to the homeless in Dun Laoghaire."

Fr Peter McVerry was also a guest on the show and Margaret was honoured to meet him. Fr McVerry talked about the homeless situation in Ireland.

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