Not the greatest OP in the world, but I thought this was worth sharing.
It's about the death of homeless man in South Dublin, who may have been recognisable to many of us.
“For 20 years he was in the same spot every morning and evening, facing my flat,” she says.
“He could have been vulnerable, but everyone looked after him or kept an eye out for him.”
“He always struck me as well-educated or well brought up. He was so clean and so independent. He would dress neatly and tidy up after himself. I don’t know, there was just something about him. And his skin – his skin was beautiful.”
R.I.P., Mr Delahunty.Yesterday, however, more than 150 people – locals, shopkeepers, regular Massgoers – gathered to remember a man to whom few people had ever spoken. Dozens of floral tributes and cards have been gathering in the doorway where he died over recent weeks.
“I think, in his own way, he’s galvanised the community,” said Jane Forde, a local nun who stayed with him during his final days in hospital.
â€˜I think, in his own way, heâ€™s galvanised the community... heâ€™s taught us about the need for compassionâ€™ - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Thu, Mar 14, 2013