The family of the late Dr Pádraig Carney, the legendary Mayo footballer, are providing all his medals, some photographs, and other memorabilia for permanent display in County Mayo.
The exhibit will showcase his extraordinary career as a Mayo footballer and later as a distinguished doctor specialising in obstetrics and gynecology in the United States.
Cormac Carney, Pádraig youngest son, said: “my siblings and I are delighted that our father’s medals and other memorabilia will return home to Mayo for all to see”.
Bernard 0’Hara, a good friend for over 40 years who is liaising with the family, said that he “is delighted with the vision and generosity of the Carney family to keep their father’s medal collection together in his native county.
The plan is to house the medals in Swinford Library, the town where Pádraig grew up, with the official opening will take place next September, when members of the Carney family are expected to attend.