The Celtic Connection

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A selection of snippets and comments 
from our friends and supporters

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Another sad sign of our times! Thank you for all the effort you have made and the joy you have brought us over the years! Cheers for the future.

– Donna John Pye

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This is sad! Loved reading the monthly paper to catch up on the local news. Thanks to The Celtic Connection team for everything you did for the Irish in western Canada (and Seattle)!

– Paul McGinley

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Thank you for your contribution to Celtic culture in Canada from the Rock Newfoundland. I read the paper regularly when I was in Edmonton and drank my beer at the Irish Sports and Social Society in Edmonton. Some type of form would be good. God bless yah!

– Chris Gosse

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I met Catholine many years ago when I worked at O’Shea’s Market Ireland. Have enjoyed following her successful paper. Sorry to see it go and hoping a post-COVID-19 op will open up for this dynamic mom daughter duo.

– Janice, South Edmonds

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Thank you for all that you have done over the years. I was very honoured to have been featured in your newspaper back in 2011 when I represented Edmonton/western Canada in the Rose of Tralee festival. I have always enjoyed reading your articles and will miss them greatly.

– Tara Maria Stannard

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As just a regular Joe reader, thanks to everyone who has managed, produced and contributed to the paper over the nearly last 30 years. A job well done, you can bow out with pride and congratulations.

– Tim Savage

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Will miss the paper and all the wonderful articles. Thank you for everything.

– Paula Burke Keigher

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Heartbreaking news! And a heartfelt thank you for all that you and Catholine and everyone else has contributed to our collective communities throughout the years! Your newspaper will be missed. I am hopeful your FB Page will stay active to keep us apprised of your future adventures.

– Jan Ingram

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The Celtic Connection was a phenomenon. Catholine Butler is a wonderful woman: energetic, engaging and a pleasure to know. Sorry this has to happen but kudos for all the hard work and all the pleasure you provided. From Winnipeg…Beir bua!

– Maureen Taggart

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Will be very sad to no longer be able to read this wonderful newspaper. Many thanks to everyone involved for all the wonderful years you have given us. It was a lot of hard work on your parts, but it was genuinely appreciated. Will look forward to the goodbye edition in September. Enjoy your well deserved rest

– Deirdre O’Sullivan