Wonderful Julia at a Marvellous 100 Years Young Receives the President’s Cheque and Can Read President Higgins’s Letter Without Glasses!

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Millstreet presents the President's Cheque to the wonderful one hundred years young, Julia Murphy, Gortavehy, Millstreet.   Also included in the historic picture taken in Julia's very welcoming home is her son, Donie and Winnie O'Connor.  Click on the picture to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Millstreet presents the President’s Cheque to the wonderful one hundred years young, Julia Murphy, Gortavehy, Millstreet. Also included in the historic picture taken in Julia’s very welcoming home is her son, Donie and also Winnie O’Connor. Click on the picture to enlarge.  (S.R.)

 

A very special followed at the Dromhall Hall Hotel in Killarney where Julia sang beautifully accompanied by some great musicians.   We've lots more pictures to share later.  (S.R.)
A very special reception followed at the Dromhall Hotel in Killarney where Julia sang beautifully accompanied by some great musicians. We’ve lots more pictures to share later.   (S.R.)

3 thoughts on “Wonderful Julia at a Marvellous 100 Years Young Receives the President’s Cheque and Can Read President Higgins’s Letter Without Glasses!”

  1. Two World wars have been fought since Julia Murphy of Gortavehy life’s journey began
    A century of living in time is quite a long span
    Images of her on the Millstreet Website by Sean Radley with her friends and her son Donie quite amazing to see
    And he in his late sixties of an age quite similar to me

    Julia was in her early fifties when i was a teenage boy
    Such a happy, healthy and long lived life so few known to enjoy
    Sean Radley is right when he wrote of her one hundred years young
    The praises of Julia Murphy deserve to be sung

    It is a known fact and fact does not lie
    That us humans like all other life forms are born to die
    Perhaps the gift of life from all she went to school with by now has long gone
    But Julia who reads without reading glasses is happily living on

    It has been many Seasons since she was in her life’s prime
    But Julia is one who keeps smiling in the face of time
    In her lifetime she has made and did farewell many a friend
    And it may be awhile yet before her life’s journey will end

    To a small band of Worldwide centenarians she now does belong
    Julia Murphy at one hundred does seem healthy and strong
    She has lived through two World Wars since nineteen fourteen
    And many changes in Gortavehy in her lifetime she has seen.

    “On Julia Murphy’s One Hundred Birthday” is by Francis Duggan
    http://francisrhymer.blogspot.ie/2014/05/on-julia-murphys-one-hundred-birthday.html

    (mdc)

  2. Francis…How very kind of you to compose such a beautiful poem in celebration of the much loved Julia’s wonderful 100th Birthday. A million thanks from everyone.

  3. A huge thank you to everyone involved in organising the wonderful celebrations for Auntie Julia’s birthday. I know she would have loved it and it was very special to see the photos on the Millstreet website! Well done Francis on your lovely poem!

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