Bridie with the frontline crew and young fire fighter, her great grandson, Darren Cunningham.

Here is one of Mitchelstown’s most senior citizens enjoying the moment the town’s emergency services paid tribute the spritely octogenarian on her birthday. 

Bridie Tattan turned 81-years-old last weekend and was all set for a big celebration, but then the Covid-19 lockdown got in the way. 

So her family decided they would mark the occasion with some special visitors. 

Ellen Fitzgibbon said: “She is still on a high I think. She was thrilled to bits. The smile on her face said it all – she was in great form and it was a real boost. 

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