JOE and Kitty Ryan of Narooma celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, August 18 at the Gaelic Club, Sydney. Their seven children, spouses and 18 of their 19 grandchildren celebrated with them, as well as friends and other family.
Joseph Ryan formerly of Newport, County Tipperary) and Kitty (Catherine) Mitchell formerly of Belfast, Northern Ireland) met in the Gaelic Club, Devonshire Street, Sydney in March 1962.
They were married in Belfast on August 18, 1962. They travelled the world throughout their married life and their children were born in USA, Belfast, Tipperary, New Zealand and Queensland.
They finally settled in Australia in 1992 and have lived in Narooma for 10 years.
They are both keen golfers and Joe is on the board of Narooma Golf Club. Their seven children (and spouses) and 19 grandchildren are scattered throughout NSW, Tasmania and Florida.
The couple’s wedding cake was replicated for the occasion.