THE PATTON family were out in force to celebrate the 80th birthday of Alec Patton from Mill Street, Tullow.
You only turn 80 once, and Alec revelled in the night when a special get-together took place in Mount Wolseley Hotel. He was joined in the celebrations by his three children, William, Lorraine and David, his sister Grace and sister-in-law Sheila Murphy.
Helping him to mark the occasion also were his seven grandchildren and a close circle of friends.
'He had an absolute great night,' said his son William.
Alec took a trip down memory lane and enjoyed a collage of photos of his life put together by his son David.