Hundreds of locals march past the Irish woman’s home in a convoy to celebrate her 100th birthday on a tiny island after Covid restrictions ruined their party plans
- Ellen Fadian celebrated her 100th birthday on the Irish island of Achill
- The centenarian was unable to hold a big celebration due to Covid restrictions
- The neighbors organized a festive convoy with over 100 cars to drive past their house
A parade of locals on a small Irish island celebrated a woman’s 100th birthday with a huge festive convoy outside her home.
Ellen Fadian couldn’t throw a party due to coronavirus restrictions, but her neighbors made sure she had another special day to mark the milestone.
She has lived all her life in Dooagh on Achill, an island in the west of Ireland.
A parade of locals on a small Irish island celebrated Ellen Fadian’s 100th birthday with a huge festive convoy outside her home
Friends and neighbors wore Christmas clothes and played music on their doorstep
A convoy of more than 100 cars gathered to wish Ellen a happy birthday after her birthday plans were adjusted for Covid
Her friends and neighbors decided to gather together for this special occasion and treat them to a socially distant celebration.
They organized a huge procession of more than 100 cars to drive past her house and wish her a happy birthday.
A team of bagpipers led the procession before the cars drove by. The drivers waved flags and honked their horns.
Sean Molloy, 50, who filmed the event, said: “She raised her whole family in the village, she lived here all her life. There she was born in this house.
Your friends and neighbors decided to gather together on this special occasion to celebrate in a unique way
She has lived all her life in Dooagh on Achill, an island in the west of Ireland
Ellen celebrated the massive milestone but couldn’t throw a big party due to coronavirus restrictions
They organized a huge procession of more than 100 cars to drive past her house and wish her a happy birthday
“It was a very important day for the village to realize, but we cannot celebrate like everywhere else, so some members of the village organized a drive by for their birthday.
“I would say there were about 130 cars and most of the cars were full of kids and everything, there must have been 4-500 people together.
“I enjoyed it, it was an amazing scene – especially that day every place in Europe got bad news yesterday and we were no different here, but there was a little joy in what would otherwise have been a rather depressing Christmas.
“I can’t believe all the stocks and messages have come in from all over the world. It was a glimmer of joys in people’s lives.”
Sean Molloy, 50, wh