Golden couple Gene and Marion celebrate

Published 16/08/2014 | 00:00

Marion and Gene Murtagh of Congress Avenue celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in style surrounded by their family.

The weekend celebrations kicked of with a get-together in The Milmount Bar, followed by Marion, Gene and their eight children dining and reminiscing over dinner in the Black Bull on the Saturday.

The main event, however, was one to be remembered as the 17 grandchildren, in-laws, extended family and friends attended the celebratory banquet hosted by the Glenside Hotel.

The couple were entertained by their grandchildren dancing, a great local band and singers galore. Gene himself even took to the mic and was joined by his adoring clan. The celebrations lasted well into the wee hours.

With the party over and everyone exhausted, Marion and Gene began their 51st year of marriage with some very happy memories and family once again departed to Boston, Cumbria and Mayo all hoping to reunite once again soon.

Drogheda Independent

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