President Mary McAleese had to skip out to the post box at Aras an Uachtarain a few times over the last couple of weeks to post off letters to special ladies in Carrick, Gortahork, Ballybofey and Letterkenny. Lizzie McNelis, Bridget Greene, Kathleen Dowds and Cissie Sweeney have joined a very special club - the 100 club!
Statistics show that globally there are approximately 450,000 centenarians alive today. Whatever it is here in Donegal, the good food, the clean air or just the positive attitude, it appears more and more poeople here are reaching this impressive milestone in their lives.
Bridget, who lives in Ardsbeg, marked the big event with a special thanksgiving Mass the Church of Christ the King, in Gort a’Choirce followed by celebrations at Ostán Loch Altan. They came in their droves from the Glen, Carrick, Kilcar, Teelin, Ardara, Killybegs and from as far away as the mainland Europe to celebrate with Lizzie on her big day in the Blue Haven Hotel outside Kilcar. Mass was celebrated in Kathleen’s home with family and friends. This was followed by refreshments in Jackson’s Hotel. Cissie marked the occasion with a special Mass at St Eunan’s Nursing Home at Woodlands outside Letterkenny in the company of family, friends and relatives.
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