The family of Maisie Bosquette gave her a surprise 80th
birthday party at the
Silver Eel Pub
and restaurant near Strokestown, on Grange Lake in county
Roscommon, Ireland. It was a great event and even the weather
obliged with sun shine all day long. The invitations went out
weeks earlier and everyone managed to keep the secret with
Maisie never even suspecting there was to be a celebration for
her. Great fun was had by all.
Maisie flanked by her sisters Margaret (L)
and Ronnie (R). Her sister Betty and brother John were unable to
In the words of Maisie’s son in law Frank
Costello referring to the photo (above right) “It
may not be Riverdance, but it started the hooley off!
Maisie (seated with roses) and children; Joe, Terry,
Jonie, Helen, David, Anthony and Gerry; at front Laura
Mooney (Barbara’s daughter), Carmel, Barbara, Mary,
Kenny and his son Daniel. Missing from the photo is
Dominic as he had to leave earlier to tend to a cow
about to have a calf.
Maisie is the granddaughter of
James and Mary Ann
of Goladuff, Newtownbutler, county Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
and the daughter of John and Margaret (Tinneny) Murray.