United States Congressman Brendan F. Boyle made his first visit to County Sligo since being elected last year.
The Democratic Congressman’s grandparents on his mother’s side, Michael and Sheila Walsh, hailed from Easkey in Co. Sligo. The couple left Sligo in the 1920s for Philadelphia, where Brendan’s late mother, Eileen was born.
This is Brendan’s fourth trip to County Sligo, his first being at the tender age of eight in 1985. The reason for the visit this time is a family christening.
Brendan is a Congressman for the 13th Congressional District in the state of Pennslyvania. We will have a full interview with Brendan in next Thursday’s Sligo Weekender.