SEAN LOCK MADE REGULAR TRIPS TO VISIT UNCLE IN NORTHERN IRELAND
In a chat with pal Joe Rooney — who featured in the hit TV series Father Ted — Sean Lock revealed his strong south Armagh roots and his Northern Irish mother’s tough life in a podcast recorded before his lung cancer battle.
“They were tough times in those days,” he explained.
He continued to explain his roots, saying: “My mother was Irish, she was from a place called Cullaville, which is between Crossmaglen and Castleblaney, right on the border.
“She was born there and she grew up there, and in Castleblaney in Monaghan. Then she moved, like many young Irish women, to Liverpool in the early 50s and ended up down in Wimbledon, where she met my dad, who was from Wandsworth.”
In the podcast, Lock went on to describe how his mother was adopted by relatives when his grandmother died young, meaning he’d go see his uncle when he could.
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