Patty and Peter Brady

A Lucan couple celebrating 60 years of marriage say the secret to wedded bliss is don’t take life too seriously.

Last week, Peter Brady and Patty Dobbs of Dodsboro were joined by family and friends in Kenny’s of Lucan to celebrate their six decades as husband and wife.

They were joined by the huge extended Dobbs and Brady family, as well as several of their many friends for a great afternoon of catching up, stories and laughter.

Luckily, the sun came out in the afternoon and the party spilled out into Kenny’s courtyard where everyone enjoyed a delicious BBQ.

The party started at 3pm, and then moved into Kennys lounge where they partied until late in the evening.

Peter and Patty met in the Premier Cinema Lucan (later the Grove) in October 1952 where Patty worked as an Usherette.

Peter, a brilliant mimic, imitating Kevin Anderson (the boss) loudly complained on the balcony of the cinema “Young Lady, you are not doing that right, check with the customers where they would like to be seated”.

It was quite dark in the cinema and Patty thought it was her boss Kevin and got a bit of a fright.

She soon found out it was Peter, when she heard everyone falling around laughing.

She forgave him and they started dating.

Patty and Peter both say, “don’t take life too seriously”.

It certainly did the trick, they are together almost 70 years and married for 60. Peter’s family are many generations in Leixlip and Patty many generations in Lucan.

Peter and Patty holidayed for their honeymoon in Salthill and then moved home into Dodsboro Cottages, Lucan where they have lived very happily for 60 years.