Happy Birthday Seán

Community celebrates a special birthday in Wexford

Celebrations were in the air on 12th May at Willow View in Castlebridge, Co. Wexford where some Members of the Slaney Co-operative came together at a distance to mark the birthday of Seán Murphy, their oldest neighbour. Members of the estate gathered in solidarity for a community clap ringing in Seán’s 80th year.

The members generously organised a card signed by everyone in Willow View with an enclosed gift for Seán. Children got creative for the occasion, decorating the estate in colourful bunting, while adults blew up balloons to add to festivities. Seán’s daughter Margaret, who lives locally, organised a cake for her dad featuring a wordsearch, one of his favourite pastimes.

Seán has been an active and well-regarded resident of Willow View and Member of the Slaney Co-operative since 2018, an estate of ten households which is home to mostly young families. He has had to be cautious during restrictions due to his COPD, but that hasn’t prevented him from keeping active. A lover of nature and gardening, Seán has kept engaged at home by growing vegetables such as tomatoes and onions. Seán also maintains his flower boxes which he designed and built himself from timber and has gifted some to neighbours in the estate.