Celebrating 60 years of marriage together

By Brendan Grehan

A LUCAN couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this week. Peter Brady and Patty Dobbs have lived in Dodsboro Cottages in Lucan since their wedding day in 1959.

They were joined by family and friends in Kenny’s of Lucan to celebrate their milestone anniversary.

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Peter Brady and Patty Dobbs on their 60th wedding anniversary

The huge extended Dobbs and Brady family, together with friends, made for a great afternoon of catching up with lots of stories and laughter.

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


The celebration kicked off at 3pm, and then moved into Kenny’s lounge where they partied until late in the evening.

Peter and Patty met in the Premier Cinema Lucan (later the Grove) in October 1952. 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 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”.

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On their honeymoon in 1959

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 where they have lived very happily for 60 years.

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