Dad has lived all his life in the parish of Tomacork - first in the townland of Tomacork itself, and in 1960, he, my Mum Phil, and I (just 1 year old) moved to Ballingate where he and my Mum still live.
His plans for the day are to go to Mass in Askamore this morning, and then to have lunch in one his favourite haunts - Conway's of Kildavin in Co Carlow. I will travel down after work today on the Harley - hoping that there won't be too much rain. I'm looking forward to personally wishing him a great "Happy Birthday!".
Dad is a twin, but sadly - his twin sister (Sheila), died in infancy, we remember her also on this day.