A Wonderful 100-Year-Old Man

Always happy to share a song!

Frances Holohan

Here's a Toast to You Claddagh
Song by Vincent Conroy at the age of 100!


Abbey Heritage had the privilege recently of listening to some great stories from Vincent Conroy, a 100-year-old man who celebrated his special birthday on 6th March 2022.

It is always a great occasion when one reaches this magical age but to arrive at this point with the clarity of expression and the vividness of memory that Vincent displayed was a privilege to witness.

Vincent joined us at our Storytelling and Recording session in Abbey one week after celebrating his 100th birthday and regaled and fascinated us with a diverse range of stories for almost an hour.

Vincent has a clear memory of his time growing up in Abbey and attending the local National School and he was generous in his praise of his teachers Mr and Mrs Power “who often fed them when they had very little to eat”.

We will share some of his many stories on our website at a later date.

Not alone is Vincent a most interesting story teller but he also has a terrific singing voice for a man of 100!  We are delighted to share this treat with you and hope you will enjoy his rendering of “Here’s a Toast to You Claddagh”.

More to come!


This page was added on 15/03/2022.

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