Jerry celebrates the big 8-0

Jerry and Margaret Sheedy, Shanballymore celebrating Jerry's 80th birthday recently. (Photo: Mary Griffin)

“I never realised I’d get as far as 80,” Jerry Sheedy told The Avondhu, following Covid-style celebrations held at his home in Shanballymore.

Surrounded by his ‘bubble’, Jerry thanked friends and family and all those who sent cards and texts from around the country and abroad to wish him a happy birthday after reaching such a major milestone.

“We had family around us and that’s all I wanted,” Jerry added.

Although a party had been planned for the local hall, similar to that of his 70th which saw over 200 people attend, plans were put on hold due to Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines.

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