Glynn resident Sheila marks 80 years with family bash


Sheila Murphy from Glynn celebrated her 80th birthday with family and friends.
Sheila Murphy from Glynn celebrated her 80th birthday with family and friends.

Celebrations were in full swing for Sheila Murphy from Glynn recently when she celebrated her 80th birthday party in Whitford House.

Over 20 guests joined Sheila to mark the special occasion, including daughter Martina Butler with husband Tim, and her four grandchildren Aoibheann, Ross, Lorcain and Dáire. According to Martina, the event was enjoyed by all.

'We had a brilliant time,' she said. 'After a lovely meal together, we went into the bar to enjoy some music and have a chat.'

Sheila was born in Killurin into a large family and went on to become a talented camogie player. She later worked in Pierces Foundry. Family and friends describe her as a 'hard worker' and an 'avid card player'. She also has a great interest in all animals, particularly dogs, and owns a beloved Pomeranian called Rusty. Although Rusty did not attend the party, Sheila's family wanted to ensure that he made an appearance.

'We got her a birthday cake which had a small replica of Rusty on it,' laughed Martina.

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