A day out with May

May with, from left, Tommy Tuite, Olivia Tuite, Jackie Connelly and Paddy Tuite.
Image by Jessica Ellis

You may remember reading a previous NewsFour article about a local lady from Sandymount, May Roddy. She turned 100 years old this year, quite the achievement!

I visited May while she was having her birthday party back in April and while I was interviewing her and her family May’s love of attending the Horse Show in the RDS every year became apparent. Well, some kind person on the RDS media team must have spotted their Horse Show being mentioned in the article, because they reached out to the Roddy family and May’s friends at her nursing home and gave them all VIP tickets to this year’s show, which took place at the start of August.

May, her fellow residents and the carers at Ailesbury Nursing Home in Sandymount were given the VIP treatment and could hang out in the VIP lounge. Her complimentary tickets were also enjoyed by her nieces and nephews, Tommy, Olivia, Jackie and Paddy, who used to argue over who May would bring to the show as children.

May enjoyed browsing the stands, eating ice cream, above, and meeting Bo Bo the pony from Wicklow and it all brought back great memories of her previous visits.

by Jessica Ellis