Tuesday 21 November 2017

No evidence of Bowie's New Ross link

Local studies manager at Wexford Library Services, Celestine Murphy said there was no evidence to support reports in the national media that David Bowie's mother was from New Ross.

An email or text to George Hook on Newstalk following the death of Bowie said that 'his mother Margaret Mary 'Peggy' O'Byrne or Burns or Byrne' was from New Ross.

Celestine said this information was later broadcast by RTE, however, research carried out by the County Library had found no evidence to support any New Ross connection.

According to her biographical information, Bowie's mother Margaret Mary Jones was born in Tunbridge Wells in England on October 2, 1913, and died in England on April 2, 2001.

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