Lombardstown - Notable People

Notable People

From 1912 the world-famous Irish tenor, John McCormack spent many summers in the area after he purchased a small cottage outside the village. McCormack became a regular face in the local train station as this was his mode of transport for his journey from Athlone to Lombardstown. It was very common for locals to gather outside McCormacks cottage to hear him practice his performances, diction and breath control. In 1918 Mccormack sold this cottage as he no longer had time to travel to Cork due to his singing commitments in the US, but he left with a huge fondness of the people.

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