Wedded Bliss, Young Ladies and Welcome Grace

Birthday Boy

We send warm birthday wishes to John Fitzgerald, Carrickphilip who recently celebrated his 70th birthday. I’m sure John celebrated in style even with all the restrictions and that Martha and the family made sure the occasion was marked. I have no doubt that when restrictions are lifted John may enjoy a pint or two of lemonade with a few friends. We wish John continues good health and happiness.

Wedded Bliss

Cupids arrow certainly hit this couple when they met many years ago. Claudio and Deirdre Giani recently celebrated 34 years of happy marriage. This lovely couple are as much in love today as the day they met. I know they are enjoying their time off together with lots of cooking and gardening on the agenda and I have no doubt that there is plenty of fun being had also with their pride and joy grandson Marco. We wish Claudio and Deirdre many more years of wedded bliss.

Birthday Girl

I hear that another young lady recently celebrated her birthday also. Anne Atkins, Blacknock celebrated her 75th with her family and I’d say she was treated to a very tasty cake. Hope Anne enjoyed her day and many more birthdays to come.

Young Ladies

Two young ladies in the Ballygarron area recently turned that important age of 18. Alannah Whelan and Bonnie O Reilly I’m sure would have loved to be out celebrating with all their friends but I’m sure that both families made sure that the girls had a wonderful day. There will be plenty of time to celebrate in the months ahead and I’m sure there will be lots of nights out

21st Anniversary

Congratulations to Karl and Joan Cheasty,Tigroe who recently celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary. We hope this lovely couple enjoyed their special day and I’m sure their children Sammantha, Rebecca and Aaron made their parents day very special. May they enjoy many more happy and healthy days of marriage.


Welcome Grace

It is nice to get some good news in the middle of all the gloomy news. Damien and Majella Hennessy, owners of Gala Kilmeaden welcomed their beautiful new baby girl into the world. Baby Grace arrived to join her mam and dad and brother and sister and form a lovely little family. We all send our warmest congratulations and look forward to meeting baby Grace in the weeks and months ahead.

Month of May.

Without doubt the month of May is probably my favourite month of the year. I love the freshness and colours, the new birth and of course I have always had a strong devotion to our lady. I urge you to explore the beauty of May in nature all around you. I jotted down a little few lines that came to mind when I thought of May and would like to share them with you if you don’t mind.
Oh beautiful month of May

You always bring such joy

With your abundance of freshness and beauty

Not just for us adults, but also every girl and boy.

Your bright stunning colours

bring a smile to the face of everyone.

As they notice fresh blooms and colours

While baby calves and lambs prance and have fun.

May brings hope, new growth and promise of new birth.

And we are blessed to share it all here on planet Earth.