Ring time for Lorraine and Maurice

Lorraine O'Donoghue and Maurice O'Brien celebrated their engagement last Saturday at Stoker's Lodge and the couple and their guests enjoyed a great evening of fun and laughter.

Lorraine and Maurice met in 2012 on a social night out in the Grand Hotel and they have been together since - they chose the ring at Christmas but didn't officially get engaged until Valentine's Day when they were on a trip away.

Michelle's milestone with family and friends

Michelle O'Connor marked a very special milestone in her life last week when she celebrated her 40th birthday with family and friends at her local, the Munster Bar.

Michelle lives in Hawley Park - her parents and Noreen (O'Callaghan formerly St Brendans Park) and Freddie O'Connor (a well known drummer in local bands of the showband era).

She grew up with sisters Michelle, Caroline, Jacqueline and Lisa, who is in London, and brothers Tommy and Bernie and Neilus, who passed away after a tragic accident. But whenever the family meet and celebrate, Neilus is never far from anyone's mind and will always be part of the family.