Natasha Harty (née Allen) of Jamesbrook, Midleton in County Cork passed away peacefully on Saturday 29th February 2020 after a short, sudden illness.
Natasha, or Tash, grew up in and worked in Ballymaloe House, the second born of Myrtle and Ivan Allen's 6 children. All her life, she has pioneered for a healthy, clean environment and stronger communities. One of her fondest memories of her time studying in Dublin was of occupying Georgian buildings to save them from demolition. She met her husband, Michael, at Macra na Feirme and together, they set up the Ladysbridge Macra na Tuaithe branch. While she dedicated herself to lovingly raising her family, Tash was a local La Leche League leader and was involved in many environmental and community initiatives. She worked tirelessly to nurture the earth and people, for example, growing organic vegetables for her neighbour’s vegetable boxes and for Ballymaloe. Tash was an active member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
On Tuesday 3rd March we celebrated her life, the life of a visionary role model who lived a life of integrity, putting into practice the values she held dear, at a Quaker meeting in the Ballymaloe Grainstore surrounded by friends and family.
We are grateful for the kindness and support of our neighbours and friends who share our deep feeling of gratitude towards Tash for filling our lives so generously in so many ways.
The Harty Family
and from us....
Tash truly and genuinely dedicated her life, outside her family, to making the world a better place for everyone now, and in the future.
Her huge heart and desire to help others in any way she could, is a huge loss to the world, and will be greatly missed by her family and friends at Ballymaloe House.
Rest in Peace Tash - Forever loved!