Family and friends gather for Martina’s 60th

Martina McCarthy (formerly Moriarty) had a lovely celebration for her zero birthday on Saturday enjoying a gathering with friends in the Ashe Hotel and a delicious meal.

The evening was arranged by Martina’s husband Philip McCarthy, her daughter Eve and son Ross. Her other son Anthony lives in Dunboyne and he was also part of the celebrations.

Martina is sister to the well-known duo Breeda Hurley and Miriam Moriarty Owens of Johnny’s Cottage fame and on Monday night, which was Martina’s actual birthday, she joined her two sisters at Johnny’s Cottage live on Facebook where she got many a birthday wish.

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Tír na nÓg orphanage benefits from Joan and Derek’s birthdays

What a celebration for mom Joan and son Derek O’Connor on Saturday night at Na Gaeil clubhouse as they both celebrated special milestone birthdays in the process raising funds for Tír na nÓg Orphanage –a charity very close to their hearts.

A very young looking Joan was 70 on April 8 and son Derek will be 40 on April 21 – Derek is husband of Louise Quill, the founder of the Tír na nÓg Orphanage in Tanzania where she worked for a short time in 2016 and saw the need for the facility to provide family units for orphaned and abandoned children.

She has since continually raised funds for the Orphanage and with hubbie Derek, who is now part of her team, they visit the Orphanage regularly –and the children there are part of their extended family.

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