in honour of murdo mackenzie

garinish island glengarriffThe Church of the Sacred Heart in Glengarriff was decorated with flowers and greenery over and over in memory of the late head gardener of Garinish Island Murdo Mackenzie.

garinish island glengarriffMurdo was the most passionate garden enthusiast and couldn’t stop working even after his retirement.

garinish island glengarriffHe would have loved this gesture of appreciation though he wasn’t a member of the Catholic Church.

garinish island glengarriff

Unfortunately it was an extremely sad day for a local couple who lost their daughter so the mass wasn’t as solemn as intended. [Photographs by Elena Wilkens]

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