LAST New Years Eve the O’Flynn family gathered in Milford Hospice and celebrated the ending of one year and the beginning of the next with the head of their family Aidan, in Milford Hospice.
And this year they will be a short distance away in the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel, celebrating together and with members of the public by having a New Years Eve Ball in memory of Aidan who died on January 11 last.
Aidan worked in the print industry all his life from Sci Print in Shannon to McKerns in the city, finishing his career with the Limerick Leader where he worked in the print plant.“We all got together last New Years Eve around him and even brought him over a pint from the Black Swan. We had a great night,” explained his daughter Clodagh.
Aidan, a native of Janesboro lived at Mountshannon Road, Lisnagr. His family includes his wife Geraldine, son Eoin and daughter Clodagh, “He loved shooting and dogs and on November 1st when the season would start he loved nothing better than going out with the dogs. We have decided to have a New Years Eve Ball in his memory for Cancer Research Ireland,“ said Clodagh.
“I knew Aidan for 40 years because of his association with the print industry. He was extremely diligent, efficient and knowledgable person in his chosen profession. He worked with the Limerick Leader for 15 years and was extremely helpful.” said Jimmy Marks, former manager of Leader Print.
“His big pastime was gundogs and shooting. He loved to go out into the country and spend a day with his friends hunting pheasant and duck,” he added.
Tickets can be purchased from Clodagh on 085 1096371 or the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel.
The Ball starts at 6.30 includes music by ‘Panic’; the best of food with admission at €60 each and ticket sales have been brisk.