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WELL-KNOWN Bally­boughal lo­cal Farmer Mick Con­nell has marked his 90th birth­day in style.

Be­liev­ing that he was head­ing to Hol­ly­wood Lakes Golf Club for a small fam­ily din­ner, Mick re­ceived a huge shock when it turned out to be a sur­prise party.

Over 90 guests, in­clud­ing fam­ily, close re­la­tions and friends joined Mick on the night for what was a very mem­o­rable oc­ca­sion.

Mick who was born in the neigh­bour­ing County of Meath in 1927 moved to the vil­lage of Bally­boughal when he mar­ried lo­cal woman Nan Ma­hon in 1955.

He built up a thriv­ing dairy farm en­ter­prise, which to this day is still go­ing strong through the ef­forts of his son Joe and grand­son Michael.

Over the years the farm has won many qual­ity awards and the pedi­gree Hol­stein Friesian herd have ex­celled at many events Coun­try­wide.

A 15-minute video of his life was played on the night, which brought back many happy mem­o­ries for Mick.

Mick’s only sur­viv­ing sib­ling, his sis­ter May, joined in the cel­e­bra­tions, who at a sprightly 97 years of age was well up for a party.

Fam­ily who were there on the night in­cluded sons Joe and Colm and daugh­ters Ann, Pauline and Mar­garet and his grand­daugh­ter Hay­ley flew in from Toronto that morn­ing to join in the cel­e­bra­tions.

Mick’s fam­ily would like to thank ev­ery­body in­volved in mak­ing the night so mem­o­rable and to thank all the guests who joined us to cel­e­brate Mick’s 90 in­cred­i­ble years. Spe­cial thanks also to He­len, Lisa, Paul and Sab­rina from the res­tau­rant in Hol­ly­wood Lakes who played a blinder on the night.

May Mor­gan and Mick Con­nell(brother and sis­ter) cel­e­brat­ing Mick’s 90th.

Mick and Kate Con­nell at the cel­e­bra­tions.

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