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100th birthday celebrations for Lisburn woman Isabel McArdle

Isabel McArdle is pictured on her 100th birthday receiving a bouquet of flowers from Lisburn Mayor Councillor James Tinsley. Included are members of Isabelís family, some of whom travelled from as far afield as England, Canada and Australia to join with her on this special occasion.

Isabel McArdle is pictured on her 100th birthday receiving a bouquet of flowers from Lisburn Mayor Councillor James Tinsley. Included are members of Isabelís family, some of whom travelled from as far afield as England, Canada and Australia to join with her on this special occasion. L to R: Patricia Lamont (Montreal, Canada), Councillor James Tinsley (Lisburn Mayor), Isabel McArdle and Celine Leonhardt (Ottawa, Canada). (back row) Raymond and Marie OíHara (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England), Henry and Ita McNally (Lisburn) and Sean and Bev McArdle (Tasmania, Australia).

Isabel McArdle, from Warren Park, Lisburn celebrated her 100th birthday with 74 members (4 generations) of her family circle at the Ballymac Hotel on Friday 28th December. Many of Isabelís family had travelled from as far afield as England, Canada, Australia and Barbados to join with her on this very special occasion. Among the many people who called to wish Isabel a Happy Birthday were Lisburn Mayor, Councillor James Tinsley and Lisburn Parish Priest, the Very Rev Dermot McCaughan.

Isabel McArdle pictured with Lisburn Parish Priest, the Very Rev Dermot McCaughan as she displays one of her many 100th Birthday Cards. Isabel McArdle pictured with Lisburn Mayor, Councillor James Tinsley as she proudly displays her special 100th Birthday Card from the Queen.
Isabel McArdle pictured with Lisburn Parish Priest, the Very Rev Dermot McCaughan as she displays one of her many 100th Birthday Cards. Isabel McArdle pictured with Lisburn Mayor, Councillor James Tinsley as she proudly displays her special 100th Birthday Card from the Queen.
 

Born on 28th December 1907 to parents John and Martha McGurnaghan from Knockmore, Isabel is the youngest of seven children (5 boys and 2 girls) and is the sole surviving member of the family - Henry, Maria, William, John, Hugh and David. She is the widow of the late Patrick McArdle, who died in 1971. They lived at Warren Park since 1939 and had 5 children (1 boy and 4 girls) - Celine (now living in Ottawa, Canada), Sean (Tasmania, Australia), Marie (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England), Patricia (Montreal, Canada) and Ita (Lisburn).

Ulster Star
28/12/2007