Lara’s honour for Brownie centenary celebrations
WICKLOW girls were among 3,000 Brownies from around Ireland to join in a Brownie centenary birthday bash in Dublin Zoo recently.
The girls from Wicklow town, Ashford, Enniskerry, Greystones, Delgany and Blessington were thrilled to be joined at the party by Today FM presenter, Ray D'Arcy, whose daughter is also a Brownie.
One of the organisation's oldest members, 93-year-old Hazel Shiel, was also thrilled to be able to join in the celebration. She has many happy memories of her time in Brownies, which she joined in 1928.
It was a particularly momentous occasion for 10-year-old Blessington girl, Lara Gilmore, who had the honour of cutting the special three-foot birthday cake with Ray D'Arcy.
Lara was grinning from ear to ear as she cut the cake. ‘I really enjoyed meeting Ray D'Arcy and cutting the cake,' she said. 'It was also great to meet 93-year-old Hazel Shiel and chat to her about what Brownies was like when she was younger. I had a fantastic day and I will never forget it.'
Blessington girl Lara Gilmore cutting the cake at the Brownie centenary celebration with Today FM’s Ray D’Arcy and 93-year-old Hazel Shiel, who is one of the Irish Girl Guide’s oldest members.