Family welcome for baby Grace Marie

Grace Marie Ennis was the centre of attention on Saturday when she was christened in the Immaculate Conception Church.

Grace is the first-born of Laura Baker and Donal Ennis and was just over 14 weeks old at the christening - she was 12 days overdue when she was born on 29 June but the wait was worth it as Grace is a perfect little baby sleeping all night and very content.

Laura is daughter of Marie and Tom Baker and she has a sister, Diane, who was godmother to Grace, and a brother, Brian, who came back from Sydney for the christening. Donal’s brother, Michael, was godfather and he has two other brothers, Brendan and Sean, and a sister, Eilis - his mom, Áine, travelled from Belfast for the occasion.

 

Family and friends remember Julie

On Saturday, family, extended family and friends gathered at Turner’s Bar to remember Julie Ellis, a Liverpool lady who had many connections to Tralee.

Julie was a healthy woman and was 53 years old when she died tragically in a traffic accident in a supermarket car park in Liverpool in June this year. Her heartbroken family were left devastated by the loss of a woman described as a selfless and hardworking person who loved family.

Julie’s daughter Kayleigh, who lives in Tralee, is married to David O’Mahony, son of Phil and Dan - Dan’s father Gerald was the founding member of Tralee Weightlifting Club. Kayleigh and David have two children, 10-year-old Kaydence and 7-year-old Amberley who adored their gran. Julie regularly visited her family in Tralee and made many friends in the town - she loved visiting Turner’s Bar and the Slieve Mish.