Man of many talents celebrates 30th in style
On Saturday night we headed for Fagan's on the Castletown Road where a special 30th birthday party was taking place for ace photographer, Order of Malta operative and Dundalk FC volunteer David Caldwell from Cedarwood Park.
And there to make sure he had a great night was his mum Mary and brother Jason, dad Roland from Riverstown, granny Margot Caldwell from Hill Street and a huge collection of family, friends and work colleagues.
I wasn't too long in the door when I met up with David's aunty Lorraine Caldwell-Clarke from Carrick Road who was with her husband Francy Clarke and their daughter Hannah and they wanted to wish him all the best on his big night.
After this I caught up with aunty Tracy Egan and her partner Derek McNamee both from Fr. Murray Park who were with uncle Tom and Caroline Egan from Lennonstown Manor who were up for a good night and wanted to wish David all the best on his big night.
Making my way over to another table I then caught up with cousin Sean Doran from Muirhevnamor who was with Sharon Moore from Blackrock, Peter McGinn also from Muirhevnamor and uncle Fra and Denise Doran from Toberona who assured me it was going to be an epic night.
Heading for another table I got talking to Jimmy Quigley from Ravensdale, Sinead Moore from Knockbridge and Louise Morgan from Vincent Avenue who were all looking well and ready to make the best of David's big bash.
After this I headed over for a chat with Pauline Farrelly from Point Road who was with Gerard Harper from Point Road who wanted to wish David all the best and were really looking forward to a good night.
I then headed into the raised area of the function room where I met up with some of David's mates and they included Darren Parkin from Mount Avenue, Barry Hoey from Castletown Road, Paddy McGregor from Mount Avenue and Michael Peterson from Haggardstown who were there to make sure David had a wild and crazy night.
I then ventured into the rowdy corner where I met up with some of the girls who are mates of Mary's and they included Lisa Heffernan and Joanne McGuinness both from Hackballscross, Margaret Clarke from Aghameen Park and Jacqueline Cotter from Beechmount Drive who told me they certainly weren't going to be on their best behaviour on the night.
Not too long later I headed for a table where I met up with Ciaran McShane from An Cearnóg, Faye Wu and Colm Doran both from Legion Avenue, Francie and Marian Doran from Fr. Murray Park and Betty and Amanda McGinn from Drive 1 who all wanted to wish David a very happy birthday and told me they were having a great night.
Finally, before I departed I met up with some of David's compadres from the Order of Malta and they included Tom Traynor from Cluan Enda, Ann McElroy from O'Hanlon Park, Catherine Clarke from Parnell Park, Paddy Talt from Drive 2 and Michelle McCabe from Riverside Drive who were delighted to be there and were looking forward to a great night with David and his family.