Tony and Josephine celebrate 56 happy years of marriage

Tony and Josephine Casey this week celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary and they’re looking forward to a nice weekend with family.

The couple were married on February 22nd 1968 in St John’s Church in Tralee. Those days wedding ceremonies were early morning and after the 11 o’clock ceremony it was off to the Grand Hotel to celebrate with a delicious lunch and a big sing song with the help of the Commane brothers from Stack’s Villas who brought along their accordions. Ger Casey was the bestman and Anne Harris Duffy the bridesmaid.

After the wedding ceremony which ended up much earlier than today’s celebrations – the couple were given ‘a loan of a car’ from Sean Slattery –Tony’s uncle who was married to the well known Eily Slattery from Urban Terrace –and off the couple went.

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Clan gathering for Elliott’s big birthday

It was a real gathering of the clans on Saturday night when Tralee man Elliott Keane celebrated his 50th birthday.

Elliott is son of the well-known Tralee couple Marian and Gerard Keane and he has one sister, Orla, and a brother, Gearoid.

Elliott’s parents both grew up in Tralee –Marian was originally O’Connell from the Island of Geese and Gerard’s father ran the well-known barber shop in Castle Street –the family now share their time between London, where their son Gearoid lives –and Tralee.

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