IF you want to live to be 100, eat healthy, plain food is the advice of Dingle's William Fitzgerald. Good advice it would seem as the sprightly Reenconnell man celebrated a century on Planet Earth last Friday.
Five generations of Fitzgeralds, family and friends congregated in Reenconnell to celebrate William's 100th birthday. Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Seamus McKenna from Leathaoibh and Fr. Jim Walsh of Glen, Clahane before family, friends and neighbours marked the milestone achievement with a party.
The son of Ellen (nee Walsh) and Thomas Fitzgerald, William was born in Reenconnell and later settled in Kells, Co. Meath where he managed a pharmacy before returning to West Kerry where many of his grand-nieces and grandnephews live.
William loves to listen to the radio and is very interested in football. That coupled with his love of plain food appears to be his key to a long life.