Couple celebrates anniversary in style by recreating Kilkenny Day photo


It was a very special Kilkenny day for a couple in particular on Sunday as they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in a black and amber style.

Michael and Ann McDonagh love everything about Kilkenny and when they found out Kilkenny Day was their special day, they knew it had to be fate!

To mark the occasion, the couple decided to recreate their wedding photo, taken in front of the fountain in the Rose Garden at Kilkenny Castle four decades ago.

“They are a wonderful couple with many fond memories of Kilkenny,” says daughter Lauren.

“As I read about Kilkenny Day, regarding Kilkenny’s legacy and celebrating all things Kilkenny, I felt their story was appropriate.”

The couple have lived on Johnswell Road for most of their lives and they love nothing more than walking around town for a few drinks and a meal on the weekends.

“They are an inspiration to us and two absolute love birds when they are together,” added Lauren. “If they’re having a bad week, they’re quite capable of coming out of it and staying positive.”

Ann has spent much of her professional life with the Kilkenny Community Early Years Project in Kilkenny, providing valuable service to local youth and Michael is well used to working long hours as a truck driver.

Congratulations Michael and Ann and many more happy years of marriage!


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