When Mark Regan of Gallowsfield walked into the Greyhound Bar on Friday night, he never expected the crowd that was there to celebrate his 18th birthday with him.
Mark is son of Eileen Flaherty and Michael Regan, and he has three sisters - Amy, Alice and Vicki. It was Vicki who arranged the surprise for Mark and he honestly never realised the planning that had been going on behind the scenes. Mark and his girlfriend, Allana Curtin from Listowel, and his dad, Michael, headed out for dinner in the Grand Hotel first. His dad told him he had to meet someone in the Greyhound and when they arrived, Mark found his family and friends waiting for him. It was a great night for celebration and craic. There was finger food, plenty of music, dance and partying with Mark firmly in the centre of all the fun.
Well-known man about town Joe Corrigan celebrated his special zero birthday last Saturday in the Brogue Inn with family.
Joe grew up in O’Rahillys Villas and still lives in the house where he was born. His parents were Maisie and Tony and he has one sister, Helen, and two brothers - Leo, who came from Albany in the US with his wife Joan, and older brother Tony, who divides his time between Spain and the US and was unable to make Joe’s night. Joe worked for many years in Liptons in The Mall and later in Burlington in Clash from where he took early redundancy. His nephews and nieces Shanna, Gillian, Jason and Maisie joined in the celebrations.