Ann Marie arrives home to 40th surprise party

Ann Marie Duggan had a ball on Saturday when a gang turned up to her house to celebrate her birthday - it was totally unexpected and a lovely surprise for Ann Marie.

Though Ann Marie was working on Saturday in Total Produce in Clash, she had invited a few friends to her house to watch the Kerry match and after work she went for a couple of drinks before heading home.

Little did she know that at the back of her house in Cnoc Gorm, her friends Celine Foran, Edel Power, Ciara O’Keeffe, with her sister Deirdre Duggan and daughter Rebecca were busy decorating the place and preparing food for a surprise party. Ann Marie didn’t suspect a thing as her 40th birthday is coming up this weekend and to avoid any surprise party or otherwise, she had booked a weekend away in Liverpool with her partner Patrick Beer and a few friends. But it was not to be as the party at her house had been planned for weeks. Ann Marie didn’t get an opportunity to get all dolled up because when she arrived home, she found a huge gang all ready to party and have fun.

Marie celebrates her 40th with family and friends

Marie Brosnan celebrated her 40th birthday last Saturday at O’Donnell’s in Mounthawk on the day of her actual birthday.

Marie, who came from Millstreet, is daughter of Michael and the late Mary Dineen, and she has three siblings - Siobhan, Peter and Michelle. Marie is married to John Brosnan, who is son of Carmel and ex-ESB man Dan Brosnan from Meadowlands. Marie works as a civil servant in Killarney and she met John in his home town.

John and Marie have two children - Saoirse, who is 3 years old, and 18-month-old Danny - who were ably looked after on Saturday night by Marie’s sister-in-law Anne Moynihan - giving John and Marie a rare opportunity to get out and socialise.