Danny Sweeney came from Co. Donegal and first left Ireland for Britain in 1947 spending time in Scotland and Lancashire. He came to Leicester in 1950 with a fellow he had been working with on an American Airbase up North.
This friend had a sister here, on Mere Rd, and he stayed with them for a while. Not long after he moved into 68 Melbourne Rd where he lodged and worked in the construction business
He met his wife-to-be, Mary Grimes, in Leicester at St. Peter’s Hall dance. Mary was from Castlebar, Co. Mayo and her sister, Lily was married to Joe Cusack.
Danny and Mary married at Sacred Heart church in 1952 and lived at 8 Hartington Rd.
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