Margo reveals agony of mother's
Daniel O'Donnell will today begin a three-week tour
of Canada and the US just a week after the funeral
of his beloved mother Julia.
The Donegal entertainer is said to have been
encouraged by family and friends to continue with
the tour which begins tonight in Saskatoon, Canada.
Concert dates are also scheduled for Indiana,
Minneapolis and Pennsylvania.
The five O'Donnell siblings have been comforted by
relatives and close friends since Julia O'Donnell's
death on May 18.
Daniel's sister and
well known country singer, Margo, has described the
"awful emptiness" at the loss of their special
She said she had been reading passages of her
upcoming autobiography to her mother in the months
before she passed away.
"I wake up each morning and think I have been
dreaming and then I realise that my Mam has left me.
"These days are so lonely, I miss the chats. I would
speak to her so so many times each day, the pain is
just awful," said Margo.
"I know so many of you
have gone through this awful emptiness when you lose
someone you love. I know she is watching over me and
will give me strength," she told her Facebook
"My Mam was so looking forward to my autobiography
being published. I am so glad I spent time over the
past months reading the paragraphs to her.
"Margo thanked the staff of Dungloe Community
Hospital where Julia died peacefully in the early
hours of last Sunday. She also thanked the hundreds
of people who attended Julia's wake and funeral in
"I have had so many phone calls, texts and emails.
Many thanks to everyone for their kind and special
messages, it means so much to me," she added.