Kathleen Concannon Maloney's Blog (6)

I'm moving to Ireland

A few days before St. Patrick's Day in 2003, I purchased a beautiful six-piece dessert set of fine bone china from a local shop. As the shop owner carefully packed it up, I read the bottom of one of the tea cups: "Royal Tara-fine bone china-made in Ireland."

I bought the set because it was gorgeous. But knowing it came from Ireland made it even more special to me. At the time, I'd never been to Ireland and my father, Edwin, who died in 2001, had never been to Ireland either. But he…

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Added by Kathleen Concannon Maloney on March 15, 2015 at 10:57am — No Comments

My Favorite Childhood Memory and a Cruise to Alaska





Growing up in north Jersey, my father was a pro at…

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Added by Kathleen Concannon Maloney on November 21, 2014 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

The story-behind the story......this story ran in The Asbury Park Press on Sunday, July 6th, 2014

By Shannon Mullen

They say redheads shouldn’t wear pink, but Kathy Maloney has never been the type to let the theys of this world tell her what she can and cannot do. That explains why, late one Saturday afternoon in 1980, an 18-year-old Maloney ducked into the Simco shoe store in downtown West New York,…

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Added by Kathleen Concannon Maloney on July 7, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Moving Past Grief and Finding Happiness Again

... a trip to Ireland helped.

When I decided to share the story about what my…

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Added by Kathleen Concannon Maloney on July 5, 2014 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

My First Trip to Ireland - My Journey Home

Last winter, a year after my husband died, I decided to take my first trip to Ireland, birthplace of my ancestors.

I don’t have many regrets in my life, but not finding a way to take my father, Edwin Concannon, to Ireland will always be at the top of my list. There were always reasons why I couldn’t do it — raising…

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Added by Kathleen Concannon Maloney on May 22, 2014 at 12:00am — 22 Comments

Life With Joe, Before and After His Illness

My husband Joe and I were blessed to enjoy 18 wonderful years together before he became ill. We shared a beautiful daughter and there was love, laughter, joy, hard work and so many plans for our…

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Added by Kathleen Concannon Maloney on May 22, 2014 at 12:00am — 7 Comments

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