2000-07-29 / Columnists

On The Beach… With Beverly Baxter Bridie Duignan: Lovely Lady Of Longord With her family and friends around to celebrate and pay tribute to her on this milestone occasion, a 90th birthday hit Bridie Duignan; and with graceful elegance, dignity, and

On The Beach… With Beverly Baxter
Bridie Duignan: Lovely Lady Of Longord
With her family and friends around to celebrate and pay tribute to her on this milestone occasion, a 90th birthday hit Bridie Duignan; and with graceful elegance, dignity, and a steely wit, Bridie hit it back!

As a birthday present to their mother, Joan and Matthew invited members of the Duignan, Quinn, and Travers clan; along with many friends who joined Bridie and her family for a lovely dinner party held at The Beach Club last Sunday, July 23. Among the nearly 100 invited guests were Mrs. Anne O'Connell, the Shannaghans, the Sheehans, the Nees, along with many others. It was so nice to see Mary Nevin, Noreen and Denis Fitzpatrick's daughter. Bridie has been like a grandmother to Mary and she expressed to me how important it was to her to be able to come and celebrate this day with Bridie. That sentiment was shared by everyone who was there. Happy Birthday Bridie and thank you for being you!

***One would really have to have their head in the sand to not know that a l'l bit o' the auld sod will be here this weekend with the exciting 19th Annual Rockaway Irish Festival! There are a few new additions to the band roster, which will include an appearance by the band Natural Gas, who come to us direct from County Cork. One of my favorites is Seanchai and the Unity Squad! I can only describe their unusual rhythmic style as being Sly and the Family Stone with a clever Celtic rock twist! If you love to get down and dance your heart out, you'll love this band. See you there!

 


Return to top


Email Us
Contact Us

Copyright 1999 - 2014 Wave Publishing Co. All Rights Reserved

Neighborhoods | History

 

 

Check Out News Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Riding the Wave with Mark Healey on BlogTalkRadio