A 92-year-old Donegal woman has proven she’s made of ‘turf’ stuff after insisting on spending her birthday in the bog!
Bella Gallagher was happy to have a birthday celebration with cake and balloons.
But only after the mother-of-two and grandmother of six from Rathneeny Barr in Laghey footed row after row of turf.
The 92-year-old, who husband Sonny passed away some years ago, has more energy than most young people and loves helping out.
Her daughter-in-law Ann says she loves life and it’s impossible to keep her down.
“She’s just a great woman but I really don’t know where she gets the energy from.
“Last year we were coming back from the bog and she insisted on sitting on the back of the trailer. The trailer tipped and she ended up under all the bags of turf.
During the Covid crisis, Bella is missing her sisters Mary, aged 88, and Maggie, aged 90, who both still live in Pettigo.
“She really misses calling to Pettigo to see them but she’ll get over to see them when all this is over,” added Ann.Tags: