The apple of her Great Grandmother's eye

Celebrating 100 years of good health

The apple of her Great Grandmother's eye

Ellen Dowling from Leapstown, Ballyfoyle celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at the Rivercourt Hotel last Sunday.

Ellen married Jack Dowling in 1946 and the couple had five children - Breda, Ger, Margo, Jim and Chris.

The lively centernarian, who has been a resident of Archersrath Nursing Home enjoyed the party with her five children and her grandchildren and great grandchildren, including Lexi Coonan (3) pictured above.

Ellen was an active member of the ICA for many years and is also known for her love of cards.

The bash in the Rivercourt was the third party in so many days. Her friends and fellow residents marked the occasion at Archersrath on Friday while the family toasted their mother's special day at her son Jim's house on Friday.