Mai Day on St. Patrick’s Day – Happy 103rd Birthday Mrs.O’Donoghue !

Mai O’Donoghue (right) with Beth Carty (left) and Margaret O’Mahony at a Castleisland Active Retirement Group pitch and putt outing almost twenty years ago. ©Photograph: John Reidy 30-8-2001

A special Happy St. Patrick’s Day to our most senior of citizens, Mrs. Mai O’Donoghue who celebrates her 103rd Birthday today.

Mrs. O’Donoghue is well entitled to her rest from parading over this and last year’s St. Patrick’s Day as she took an active part in the town’s parade for years as part of the local active retirement group.

Born in 1918

Mrs. O’Donoghue was born in 1918 just a couple of months after the first case of the Spanish Flu pandemic was discovered in America and which subsequently killed up to 50 million worldwide.

Also in that year women of 30 years and older in the UK were granted the right to vote and Moscow replaced Saint Petersburg as the capital of Russia.

Here’s wishing you good health and congratulations Mrs. O’Donoghue on your unique status in the life of hill and valley around here.

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