Spanish Flu survivor Michael O'Connor“We never experienced the worldwide difficulty that we’re experiencing today.”

As heard on Today with Claire Byrne

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When Michael O’Connor was born, John Redmond was trying to get Home Rule past the House of Lords, the Dublin Lockout was on the horizon and Dún Laoghaire was still called Kingstown. And the devastating Spanish Flu pandemic was not too far away. Brian O’Connell spoke to Michael, one of Ireland’s oldest people, for Today with Claire Byrne. Born in Glencar, Co Kerry to parents who were both teachers, Michael’s early …