JoeFaulkn­er­from theWind­mil­lRoad

Jan­uary 1991

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

DROGHEDA’S old­est cit­i­zen, 100-year-old Joe Faulkner, Windmill Road, died last week. Mr. Faulkner, who only last Au­gust cel­e­brated his 100th birth­day with fam­ily and friends, was one of Drogheda’s best loved char­ac­ters. Mr. Faulkner, who was hail and hearty all his life and who had a very full and ac­tive life­style for his age, was found dead in his home on Wedes­day morn­ing. Al­ways the pop­u­lar char­ac­ter, Mr. Faulkner de­lighted ev­ery­one at his 100th birth­day party at the rugby club re­cently when he danced a few jigs and reels.

In­deed, he had al­ways been a noted and skill­ful tra­di­tional ceili dancer and the fact that he reached his cen­tury did not de­ter him from one of his favourite ac­tiv­i­ties.

Mr. Faulkner resided at his Windmill Road home for the past 74 years un­der the car­ing and watch­ful eyes of his fam­ily.

In an in­ter­view not long be­fore his death he at­trib­uted his ro­bust good health to his love of danc­ing, cy­cling and walk­ing.

Mr. Faulkner’s wife Mary died in 1965. They had eleven chil­dren, three of whom Mary, Joseph and Ge­orge pre­de­ceased him.

Jack, the el­dest, at 75, lives at Bothar Brugha, Paddy in Na­van, Peter in Mid­dles­boro, Eng­land, Kevin in Plat­tin Road, Brendan at For­est Grange, Peggy on Windmill Road and Bri­die McKenny in Mar­ian Park.

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