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Maggie McQuillan is 103.
Maggie (Margaret) McQuillan was born on 27th February 1920
and so celebrates her 103 birthday and in the process received
her third Medal and letter of congratulations from our President,
Michael D Higgins. I called to see her and she was all smiles
and delighted to see the members of her family and visitors
there to share this great achievement.
Margaret McQuillan, nee Kelly from Drumarell, Mullan, worked
in Mullan Mills and she met her future husband, James
McQuillan, at a dance on the Dancing Deck at Ballagh Bridge.
They were married in Ballyoisin and purchased a farm in
Tullygoney, Tydavnet, where they farmed and were able to
become self sufficient while raising their family. It was a house
where people went on a ceili and were given a warm welcome.
James passed away in 1989 and their son, Harry, in 2011.
Maggie was a wonderful home maker and was renowned for her
soda bread and home made food of all descriptions and was
also a great lady to talk to. Now at 103 she has retained that
ability to enjoy others company and is abreast with all that is
going on, near and far, and has never lost that wonderful smile.
We congratulate her on her birthday, which no doubt she will
enjoy, and we wish her good health to enjoy the day and the
months and years ahead.
Above Presidential medals for the
past 3 years.
Below, a cousin, Joe Halligan
from Caledon has come to visit