As the trees take on a coat of gilt, October is well and truly a golden month for Tadhg and Margaret O’Leary, Toureenamult, Gneeveguilla who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Killarney and Sliabh Luachra last Saturday night.
Tadhg and Margaret were married in the Church of the Holy Rosary in their home village on Friday October 5, 1968 and held their wedding reception in the Lake Hotel.
They are ‘forever friends’ because they knew each other from when they were very young. Margaret (nee McCarthy) grew up in Gneeveguilla Post Office. Tadhg is ‘one of the Jackies of Leam’.
While Denis Cronin, from Scartaglen and Riverville, Farranfore, is always at the heart of the family, he was the centre of attention in a very special way at Kate Kearney’s Cottage last Saturday night when he celebrated his 90th birthday.
Denis, a retired dairy farmer, marked the milestone birthday with his family, Charles and Carol, Dublin; Brendan and Teresa, Abbeyfeale; Denis Junior and Kit, Riverville; Patsy and Siobhan, Meath; John, Cork; Julianne and John O’Connor, Scartaglen, and many of his 18 grandchildren. Denis and the family remembered in a special way their late mother, Kit, who passed away eight years ago.
The family meal turned out to be a three-in-one celebration. The stream of good wishes for Denis took a little diversion to congratulate grandson Johnny O’Connor’s girlfriend, Alanna Regan, Killorglin, who has just turned 21, and also to congratulate grandson Denis O’Connor on his 30th birthday. Good wishes were also streaming towards Alanna’s gran, Joan, who is celebrating her 94th birthday. Joan lives in Killorglin.