Irish Family Celebration

Jacinta McManus’ project in Landmark Education’s Self Expression and Leadership Programme took the form of a huge family celebration. The McManus family came together to celebrate the lives of its three most senior ladies. The matriarch of the family, Mrs. Mary McManus, recently turned 95 years of age. Her sister, Mrs. Kate McManus, is 91, and their sister-in-law Mrs. Kathleen Logan is 81. All three ladies have a zest for life that keeps them in remarkably good health–Mary and Kate recently participated in a QUB research study on the genetics of longevity.


Jacinta, who is Mary’s daughter, gathered everyone for an enjoyable day which commenced with a special Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated by Canon Macartan McQuaid. The family made donations which went to help Friar Terence McGuckian with his work in Zambia. The photo above shows five generations of McManuses, including Mary with some of her 7 children, 33 grandchildren, 40 great-granchildren, and two great great granchildren!

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