Kath­leen’s 60th helps a great cause

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS - By SARA GAHAN

KATH­LEEN NOBBS from Woodland Park in Arklow cel­e­brated her 60th birth­day with a twist last week in the Cool­gre­any Inn.

The Cool­gre­any na­tive held a fam­ily fun day and evening en­ter­tain­ment to help Arklow Cancer Sup­port and raised more than €1,400. Kath­leen asked guests to do­nate to­wards the wor­thy cause in­stead of giv­ing her gifts.

In the evening guests were en­ter­tained by a marvel­lous show. Kath­leen’s nephew Shane Mur­phy, along with his wife Anne Marie, per­formed a trib­ute to Johnny Cash and June Carter, a dance act was per­formed by Laura Gan­non and stu­dents, lo­cal co­me­dian Myles Car­roll took to the stage, Myles and Thomas Clare did a one-act play, mu­sic was pro­vided by John Rushe, Ray Finn played the bag­pipes and a Christy Rushe did a Richie Ka­vanagh trib­ute.

‘It was an ex­cel­lent evening,’ said Kath­leen. ‘At the end of the per­for­mances, all the kids stood up and per­formed the well-known Baby Shark song.’

Kath­leen moved to Arklow 15 years ago with her part­ner Tony Nobbs, who is orig­i­nally from Eng­land but met Kath­leen in Cool­gre­any. They had three chil­dren – Alan, Stephanie and Sarah. Her par­ents, Sarah and Henry Hughes from Cool­gre­any, have sadly passed away but were re­mem­bered on the night,

Kath­leen said she would like to give an over­all thank you to those who at­tended the party; who do­nated to­wards the cause; to every­one who per­formed; and to all the staff at the Cool­gre­any Inn.

Back: Caitlin Hur­ley, Kath­leen Nobbs, Tony Nobbs, Derek Mur­phy, Alan Nobbs and Stephanie Mer­ri­gan. Front: Char­lie, Sarah and Ryan Mur­phy.

Rose Kinsella with Martin and Grace Mul­li­gan.

Mary Byrne and Sally Doyle.

Elaine Kennedy and Alice Rush.

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