It’s not everyday you are 90 nor receive birthday wishes from The Whitehouse. Michelle Obama and her hubby Barrack kindly took the time to send Mary Blake personal birthday wishes organised through her sister Angela Schneider living in Laconia, New Hampshire in the States.

Mary Blake reached a fantastic milestone in her life when she celebrated her 90th birthday in Arch View Lodge last Wednesday.

Mary was joined by her sons Paschal and PJ and daughter Sally as well as extended family members and friends.

The celebrations started off with mass celebrated by Fr. Joe O Donnell and Declan Nee along with his son Oisin provided the music and song.

It was then time for some fabulous food and not forgetting the birthday cake.

Mary Blake (née Molloy) is a well-known lady from the town having lived in Wolfetone Place all her life. She moved to Archview Lodge about two years ago and is as happy as Larry being well looked after.

So happy birthday Mary and you don’t look a day over 60.

Mary’s birthday celebrations will continue at her son Paschal’s Mayors Ball which will be held on Saturday June 7th in the Mount Errigal Hotel at 7.30pm. The evening will start with a drinks reception and International entertainment followed by dinner and a few variety acts. The Kopy Kats will have the floor flying on the night. Tickets are €50 with proceeds going to Donegal Mental Health Services, Donegal Down Syndrome and Donegal Autism Society. Tel Paschal 086 8862342 for further details

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