Maureen enjoys surprise party

Well known lady Maureen Ryan celebrated a very special birthday last Friday when her family threw a surprise party for her at Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Her daughter Fionnoula, who lives in San Francisco, did most of the arranging and she sent home loads of decorations including pashmina scarves to decorate the chairs.

Before Maureen retired, she was a practise nurse in Clounalour starting first with the late Dr Arthur Spring.

Karen's weekend of celebration

Karen O’Brien, also known as Karen Fenix, celebrated her 40th birthday on Saturday in Benners with a big celebration with family and friends.

Karen is married to Englishman Jim O’Brien, who has well and truly adopted Tralee and they have two children, 14-year-old Jamie and five-year-old Jackob.