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.theguardian - 2 month ago

Coventry family overturns ban on Gaelic wording on gravestone

Church court had objected to loving tribute to Margaret Keane for fear of arousing political ‘passions’A grieving family has won its battle to erect a gravestone with an inscription in Irish after overturning a church court ban issued on the grounds that it might arouse political “passions”.The family of Margaret Keane, a Coventry dinner lady who died aged 73 in 2018, now hope a Celtic cross bearing the words “In ár gcroíthe go deo” – “in our hearts forever” – will be in place on her grave in the grounds of St Giles church in Exhall, near Nuneaton, in time for St Patrick’s Day on 17 March. Continue reading...


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