She then asked him could he not write about something interesting for a change! She did not see him again for many years and when she did he had become quite frail.
Her actor friend Richard Harris, who was then starring in the stage show Camelot, supported her political campaign.
Instead I will leave you something much better; a set of useful skills.
She cut an isolated figure, yet she was as outgoing and as wide-ranging as ever in her conversation about politics and Limerick.