Patricia Killeen in front of the Lido on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

My French husband said I was becoming as cranky as a French woman. If you stay in Paris long enough you have to stand your ground. But I never thought I’d organise a protest. I have learned that Parisians don’t suffer passive-aggressives. What I hadn’t reckoned on was that I would eventually find my Irish voice in France and that, despite myself, I’d blossom…
You may watch a video of the remembrance event Patricia Killeen organized in the Montmartre Cemetery on the occasion of the 112th birthday of Margaret Kelly, Irish dancer and artistic director at the Lido until 1984.

—published on page 6 in the August 6th 2022 Weekend Review of Irish Times. Ms. Killeen wrote another article about the Lido closing in the Clare Herald on July 29th 2022.