Dolores has a keen interest in World War 1, her grandfather John James Mc Peake, who came from Castlefin, Co. Donegal, fought in the trenches in France. There he was gassed, this impacted his life greatly, as a result he suffered P.T.S.D. Dolores had a very close bond with her grandfather, even though she was very young at the time, she could sense he had suffered. After many years of working in Ireland and abroad, Dolores began working in the field of Security in which she has vast experience. Later in life she got accepted to the National University of Ireland Galway as a mature student, where she went on to achieve an Honours Degree in Philosophy, Sociology and Political Science. Dolores also has a Masters in Ethics, Global Culture and Public Policy.
In the Summer of 2019, Dolores was talking with James Larkin, who informed her about his idea, to have a war memorial erected in Galway City. He wanted to honour those brave Irish men and women, who went to serve in far off lands. She learned from James, that the first committee he formed had fallen through. James asked Dolores to come on board as Secretary. She set up a new committee, who are the team we have now. As the committee were unable to secure a site in Galway for a Memorial, Dolores came up with the concept of a Virtual Memorial. She feels very strongly that the fact our “Fallen” can not be brought home, the very least we can do is bring their names home.