HAPPY birthday to Noreen O’Donoghue of Glenflesk who had plenty of help in blowing out those all-important candles.

Noreen was surrounded by her family and close friends who surprised her with a party to mark her milestone 90th birthday in the Torc Hotel in Lissivigeen on Friday.

“It’s the first time in years the whole O’Donoghue family have been together for such a gathering,” said Noreen’s granddaughter Norma O’Donoghue.

Leading the celebrations with Noreen were her daughters Rose O’Donoghue McKenzie Vass, Margaret Breen and Sheila O’Sullivan and her sons Sean, Donie, Patrick and Mike O’Donoghue.

Also there to wish Noreen well were her 28 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Very much in their thoughts were Noreen’s daughters the late Mary Jo O’Neill and the late Noreen Gabriel and son the late Tom O’Donoghue.
 


 
Above: Noreen O’Donoghue celebrating her birthday at the Torc Hotel on Friday with her daughters Rose O’Donoghue McKenzie Vass, Margaret Breen and Sheila O’Sullivan and sons Sean, Donie, Patrick and Mike O’Donoghue.
PICTURE: THE WOODARDS