The “Mary Lavin Remembered” event at NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House on April 27, 2012. L-R: Greg Londe, Cormac O’Malley. James Ryan, James and Caroline’s daughter Alice, Mary Gordon and Colm Tóibín. Photo: NUY Photo Bureau – Dan Creighton.

The "Mary Lavin Remembered" event at NYU's Glucksman Ireland House on April 27, 2012. L-R: Greg Londe, Cormac O'Malley. James Ryan, James and Caroline's daughter Alice, Mary Gordon and Colm Tóibín. Photo: NUY Photo Bureau - Dan Creighton.

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  1. I am the son of the late William Mackey, Research Librarian of Trinity College Dublin and the late Vera Mackey, formerly of Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin, Ireland. We knew Mary Lavin and family well in the 1960s and 1970s as I remember Ms Lavin and her daughters living nearby in Lad Lane. As a youngster myself in those days, I also visited the house a number of times and remember spending time with Elizabeth and Caroline.
    I have always admired the writing of Mary Lavin and the achievements of Caroline when Arts Editor at the Irish Times. It was with great sadness when I came across the news (belatedly I am afraid) of the passing of Valdi and Caroline. Please accept my (belated) sympathies.
    To the family, I send my best wishes and will always hold you in high regard.
    Sincerely, Nicholas Mackey, (Now living in England)

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