Deirdre Drew R.I.P June 8, 2007Posted by Rambling Man in General Bloggery, Ireland & the Irish.
Deirdre Drew, wife of the famous Irish balladeer Ronnie Drew, sadly passed away yesterday in Dublin, after a short illness. Deirdre, who had helped nurse Ronnie through his own battles with cancer, succumbed to the same disease.
I have always liked Ronnie Drew ever since the day I met him at the St.Patrick’s Day parade in 1985 ! As a young lad, I was wedged in the crowd at College Green with my late father, when inside the barrier Ronnie Drew and two guards were walking along the street. “Ronnie!” cried my father “There’s a young fella here wants to meet you !” and lo and behold, Ronnie turns around and comes over, shakes my hand and chats briefly for a few minutes, before heading off again.
I was made up.