Women’s Podcast: ‘She was Ann Rose Lovett, mother to Pat’

‘Irish Times’ journalist Rosita Boland speaks about Ann Lovett, who would have turned 50 last week

The grotto where 15-year-old Ann Lovett died. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The grotto where 15-year-old Ann Lovett died. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

 

A little over 34 years ago, a 15-year-old girl died after giving birth at a grotto in the small town of Granard in Co Longford on a freezing cold, wet day.

That girl, Ann Lovett, would have turned 50 last Friday, April 6th.

Irish Times journalist Rosita Boland has written about Ann Lovett a number of times, most recently in an in-depth article about not only her death, but also her life, and what kind of person she was.

On the latest episode of the Women’s Podcast, Rosita talks to Kathy Sheridan about writing that story, the challenges she faced in gathering information for it and the sadness of Ann Lovett’s death more than three decades later.

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