Michael and Gretta's fifty golden years

By Sara Gahan

ABOVE: Michael and Gretta Browne from Clonroche celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary with their family in Mary Barry's, Kilmore. RIGHT: Michael and Gretta's wedding in 1967, at St. Aidan's Cathedral in Enniscorthy. From left: Dudley Byrne, groomsmen, Paddy Doyle, best man, Michael, Gretta, Breda Howel, maid of honour, Kate McHugh, bridesmaid and Anita McHugh, flower girl. The ceremony was followed by the wedding breakfast in the Talbot Hotel
ABOVE: Michael and Gretta Browne from Clonroche celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary with their family in Mary Barry's, Kilmore. RIGHT: Michael and Gretta's wedding in 1967, at St. Aidan's Cathedral in Enniscorthy. From left: Dudley Byrne, groomsmen, Paddy Doyle, best man, Michael, Gretta, Breda Howel, maid of honour, Kate McHugh, bridesmaid and Anita McHugh, flower girl. The ceremony was followed by the wedding breakfast in the Talbot Hotel
ABOVE: Michael and Gretta Browne from Clonroche celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary with their family in Mary Barry's, Kilmore. RIGHT: Michael and Gretta's wedding in 1967, at St. Aidan's Cathedral in Enniscorthy. From left: Dudley Byrne, groomsmen, Paddy Doyle, best man, Michael, Gretta, Breda Howel, maid of honour, Kate McHugh, bridesmaid and Anita McHugh, flower girl. The ceremony was followed by the wedding breakfast in the Talbot Hotel

Michael and Gretta Browne from Clonroche Village celebrated 50 years of marriage at a quiet dinner function with family in Mary Barry's Restaurant, Kilmore.

Gretta, originally from Enniscorthy met Michael from Clonroche at local social dances that were often held around the district, including the Atheneum in Enniscorthy.

Gretta was back-and-forth from England due to work during the five years they were going out before they got married, when she decided to return back home and settle down with her sweetheart in Clonroche Village.

The couple made their vows in St Aidan's Cathedral in Enniscorthy May 17, 1967, followed by a wedding breakfast in the Talbot Hotel, Wexford with a wedding party of 55 invited guests.

When the couple were two years married they welcomed their first born child Patrick Browne but he sadly passed away at infancy. After this heartbreaking loss Gretta gave birth to three more children - Sheelagh, Jim and Mary followed by their first grandaughter Ciara 24 years later.

The family would like to thank friends and relatives for their good wishes and presents.

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