Another milestone, Johnnie’s ready for the next chapter

Where have the years gone –well, during his lifetime, Johnnie Wall has achieved a lot – and, on Friday last, the actual day of his birthday, Johnny celebrated another life milestone, his 80th birthday with his family at Ballygarry House Hotel.

Johnnie didn’t want any big fuss and a meal with his immediate family was the perfect way to mark the special occasion and on the night they had a delicious meal and a lovely get-together. His son Johnny came home from the US to be part of the celebration.

Having grown up in the Mitchels area, Johnnie is a well known Tralee man. He came from a well known family and grew up in Mitchels Crescent –his parents were Michael and Kitsy, he was one of a family of ten.

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Fenit’s day of festivities for the Navigator

Fenit’s St Brendans Festival was a great success last Thursday when the Feast Day of St Brendan the Navigator was celebrated.

The festivities ran from dawn to dusk, starting off at 5.30am with a stunning sunrise, Kevin Williams then organised a large group of swimmers to start the day while a lovely Dawn Mass was also celebrated with Fr Francis Nolan down on the beach. There were a number of events also taking part throughout the day and finishing up with the Torch Light Procession down the Pier to the St Brendan Statue, which was led by Achill Pipe band duo.

Organisers Claudia Kohler, Mike Moriarty and Mary O’Brien Browne and the committee said they were thrilled with this year’s festival.

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