Cork Woman's Legacy Lives On In Gifts To Children This Christmas

Clare O'Driscoll ran her toyshop on Shandon Street for 55 years before she died in July aged 85 

The family of the owner of one of Cork's oldest toyshops - who died last summer - have found a novel way of honouring her memory as well as passing on joy to hundreds of children across the city.

The Irish Examiner reports that Clare was fondly remembered by customers for her discreet generosity to generations of families on the city's northside as she would make special arrangements to ensure that their children would get the special toy they wanted

Clare's family are continuing that generosity this Christmas by donating the entire contents of her toy shop to three charities - Cork Penny Dinners, Edel House women's refuge and the Good Shepherd organisation 

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