Dorothy speech­less as fam­ily throw 60th bash

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DOROTHY DON­NELLY was left speech­less last Satur­day night when her fam­ily threw her a sur­prise 60th birth­day party.

Dorothy who runs Her­bie’s Al­ter­ations with her hus­band Her­bie, thought that she was go­ing for a quite fam­ily meal when she walked into the func­tion room of the Martello to be sur­prised by her fam­ily and friends.

Her sis­ter Rose­leen made the trip from Eng­land and her two sis­ters Marie and Teresa came up from Ark­low to cel­e­brate her birth­day.

Only two of her five grand­kids, Casey and Nathan, made it to the party. Kay­mann, the el­dest grand­child was on hol­i­day while the two youngest, Louis and Dean who are aged three and five were safely tucked away in their beds.

Dorothy’s four chil­dren, Ciara, Donna, Natalie and Glenn or­gan­ised the sur­prise and dec­o­rated the room with a sto­ry­board of pic­tures of their mom from when she was a young girl in Dun Laoghaire to when she got mar­ried and her life in Bray af­ter.

It took a few stiff drinks and about an hour for Dorothy to get over the shock of the sur­prise.

She was de­lighted to have so many of her lose fam­ily and friends all in the one room to cel­e­brate her 60th. Guests were treated to a tasty buf­fet while the DJ played some oldies mixed with chart tunes and ev­ery­body danced the night away.

The party didn’t end when the DJ stopped and the Don­nelly fam­ily and friends went back to Dorothy and Her­bie’s house in Old Court to con­tinue the party. There was no stop­ping the cel­e­bra­tions with every­one not go­ing to bed and still par­ty­ing at 8.30 the next morn­ing.

Dorothy Don­nelly and the gang cel­e­brate her 60th birth­day in the Martello.

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