Family and friends gathered from far and wide at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, for a celebration of a 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary last Thursday.
Edward McMorrow, originally from Leitrim and Mary Browne, originally from Fenit, first met in London over 50 years ago. Mary worked as a nurse and Eddie worked on London Underground.
A few visits to the cinema and being twirled around the dance halls of the Holloway Road was enough to convince Mary that Eddie was the man for her and they got married soon after. They brought up a family in London and both led successful careers. They are both now enjoying their retirement cruising around milder climates during the winter months and they spend the summer months in Fenit.
The band at the celebration played mainly Irish traditional music which allowed Eddie and Mary's grandchildren to put on a fantastic display of Irish dancing, with the two youngest grandchildren also playing the guitar and tin whistle during the evening.
The room that was chosen for the party had splendid views of the Irish countryside and was beautifully decorated with gold decorations and enlarged photographs of the couple's wedding day.
Halfway through the evening Eddie disappeared for a few minutes, he returned shortly after with a group of hotel guests and invited them to join the party. They were from Naples and two of them happened to be famous opera singers who gave a fabulous rendition of 'O sole mio' more commonly known as the 'just one cornetto' song.
Eddie and Mary were delighted with the amazing turnout of family and friends for their special Wedding Anniversary. Friends from London broke off their honeymoon especially to be at the party. Eddie was especially pleased that his best friend Pat Curtain (outback survival expert) could join him all the way from Humpybong, Queensland, Australia.
Guests at the celebration came from Australia, Italy, South Africa, Tenerife, Turkey, London, Tipperary, Fenit, The Spa and The Maharees to be part of their special day.
Eddie and Mary would like to take the opportunity to thank all their family and friends for sharing in their celebrations and thank all the staff at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel for making it such an enjoyable evening for all.