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Doonican, Michael Valentine (Val)locked

(1927–2015)
  • Patrick Humphries

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Doonican, Michael Valentine (Val) (1927–2015), singer, was born at 10 Passage Road, Waterford, Ireland, on 3 February 1927, the youngest of eight children of John Doonican, iron and steel worker, and his wife Agnes, née Kavanagh. He enjoyed a good relationship with his father. The latter’s life was blighted by a drink problem, yet it was cancer which saw him die when ...

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