Doonican, Michael Valentine (Val)
- Patrick Humphries
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 ...