Margo: “I’ve not been home since
IRISH country legend
Margo O’Donnell has revealed she has not visited
Kincasslagh since her mother died almost a year ago.
The singer (64), the older sister of entertainer
Daniel, said she finds it “too hard” to go back to
her home place since Julia died last May at the age
“I used to go back (to Kincasslagh) a lot. I went
back for her month’s mind (Mass) and I’ve never been
back since. I don’t know when I’ll go, it’s too hard
at the minute so I’ll stay away,” she said.
Julia died on May 18 as her five grown-up children
kept a bedside vigil.
“I find it very
difficult to live without my mam. I miss her so
much. I never thought it would be like this but I’m
getting there. She is helping me,” Margo said in a
YouTube video interview with Cork country music
promoter, Hugh O’Brien (Hot Country TV).
Margo, who lives in Castleblaney, Co Monaghan, was
famously close to Julia.
She revealed last year that a build-up of stress and
anxiety in the weeks following her mother’s death,
led her to suffer a heart attack.
She will step back from
performing when her 50th anniversary concert tour
draws to a close in August.
Meanwhile, Daniel (53) is enjoying his first
extended break from music in his 30-year career.
He and his wife, breast cancer survivor Majella
(54), are currently relaxing at their villa in sunny
The couple is also looking forward to the birth of
their first grandchild, when Majella’s daughter
Siobhan gives birth in the summer.
Daniel recently posted a video telling fans that
they are very much enjoying uninterrupted downtime
“We’re having a lovely time here (in Tenerife)
relaxing and not doing very much I have to say. But
it really is lovely to have time to do that,” he