S: Mark O'Sullivan, This Is Your Bride...
BC: Gillian Walsh Hen Weekend 2nd & 3rd September 2011
FC: Mark O'Sullivan - This is your Wife
1: Gillian, Happy Hen Weekend !! Love from your friends & family xxx | The Bride To Be
7: So cute and innocent
8: Debs December 1995
9: Some dodgy clothing and hair moments but we came good in the end!!!
10: Best Friends
11: Good Friends - Great nights out
14: Fun Times
15: Madness & Mahem | Classy Lady
16: Sports Fan | Heinekin Cup Final 2006 CARDIFF | Ireland v England in Croke Park - celbrated in Soll
17: Ciarrai Abu
18: Gillian would put anyone to shame with her dedication to many sports - gaelic football, skiing, a stint of rugby, tag rugby, kettle bells and most recently bikram yoga. After all that she still manages to keep up a healthy mix of pints afterwards!!!!!
19: Sportswoman Extrordinaire
20: Miss Gillian, There will be no time for taking a small rest on this hen night!! And I promise to try and stay in one piece so no chasing me! :) Hope you have a brilliant night and an exciting action packed married life!! Love Oonagh xx
22: Well burd!! What can I say? My life would be very different if I hadn't met you! (albeit face down on the floor outside my bedroom door) Seriously though I wouldn't be writing this from Albu-feckin-querque for one, be happily married to one of the best guys in the world, or have been heckled in a gay bar in New York ... the stories are endless! One thing is for sure though, my life is more colourful, fun and happy because you are in it!! I'm looking foward to many more years of stories, dramas and happy memories! Roll on the 1st October 2011 it is going to be AWESOME and I can't wait to help celebrate with you. I wish yourself and Doc all the happiness in the world you absolutely deserve it. Love Ruth xxx
23: Well Walshie, According to the late, great John B. Keane, "to be born in Kerry is the greatest gift God can bestow on any man". (or woman!) Gillser, despite your new D14 address, we all know where your heart is. There's no doubt about it but you've all the great qualities of proud Kerry woman: brains, beauty, brawn....hollow legs and rubber elbows! You're a catch-and-a-half and it's no wonder that young Doc decided he wanted you to be 'burried with his people', despite yours being just a brief, whirl-wind romance! | But seriously... Gillian, you're one in a million, the heart and soul of a party; you've the most energy, drive and motivation of ANYONE I know! You've a heart of gold and are a generous and loyal friend. The fact that you're completely bonkers is just a bonus! You've got me into trouble and out of trouble on many a drunken nights out. (Taunting bouncers on the dance floor of The Village and comparing belly size in Whelan's spring to mind!) I'm looking forward to many more tom-foolery-filled nights with you as a married woman! Wishing you love, laughter and happiness... Big hugs, Grace xx
24: aWell Gills, I never thought on our first day of school walking to our respective bues that we would be best friends 20 years on.. amazing... We've have had an eventful 20 years along with Norrie June & Claire, from ur sneaky nights out to 'Flamingos', to some crazy nights in the snug and then falling up to 'The Hotel' ... god those were the days :) Then onto those college days down at the Stables, in Limerick - me on the doss... you had that influence on me !!!! Our summer trip to Spain/Europe - which put me off buses for life!!! then to start our working lives up in Dublin where we shatred that room... my god I still don't know how we managed that... But what I can definitely say is Gillian you have given me some absolutely great memories. With all the above and more trials and tribulations going on, the Gillian & Doc story was happening... It has been a roller-coaster but ye never gave up on each other and it just goes to show that... love does conquer all :) cheesy I know!!!! I am so thrilled for you and Doc and that I am getting to share your special day with you both. I hope you enjoy your hen night, it has a lot to live up to :) And Finally to you and Doc I just want to wish you a long and happy life together!!! Lots of Love Always, Muiriosa xxx
25: I am sorry I can’t be there to celebrate your hen, I know you will have a brilliant night. I’ll see you when I get back at the end of the month for the big event which I can’t wait for. It has been a long time coming and I wish you and Doc all the best for the future. Love Ya Claire x | Well Gillian, We have known each other a long time now and I can definitely say it has been eventful. These are just a snippet of what antics we got up to over the years, thought it would be nice to look back on the good auld innocent days..! Do you remember the night in Dingle with some of the Siamsa crew that shall remain nameless? Anyway, we were all to stay in that cabin on someone’s boat but when we get to Dingle, we couldn’t get the cabin door to open. Apparently there was some trick to 'jiggling the key'??? In our infinite wisdom we thought that 'sure we'll figure it out when we get back later'. Clearly, when we arrived back at the boat drunk as skunks we were not able to figure out how to open the cabin door! That is how I ended up sleeping on the deck of a boat in Dingle one night and Gillian and Muiriosa slept in the car And I am cringing a lot as I write this! You might remember one of the days yourself Gillian and Doc called up to collect me. We left very quickly and my mother didn’t know where we’d gone to. She thought we’d gone to Doc's house (in reality we're at the wonderful Bridie Hogan's). So in her panic, to find her angel, she decided to ring Docs to double check. At the time, Mom thought Doc's real name was Eamonn, so when Doc's Dad (the real Eamonn) answered the phone, Mom asked 'Is this Eamonn?' He replied 'Yes' and she proceeded to say 'you must have a house full of women right now!' Cringe!!! Apparently, it was not well received by the real Eamonn! Many many a night out did myself and you undertake the 3 mile walk to Cordal after a night out as opposed to the .25 mile walk to my house - as I was supposed to be babysitting Padraig and not actually out. Don't ask me what we chatted about on those walks home but I'm sure we were solving the problems of the world.
26: A mail merge Gillian was doing went awry and one broker got a letter addressed: "Mr John Smith doesn't do a lot, The House, The Street, The Town... " Red faces all around when he rang in about that one.!!! Cliodhna xxx | A 'blond moment' It was when we worked together in sales support in standard life so maybe 8 years ago. It was Christmas time and one of hte sales consultants Len Broxan was telling the team about his trip to lapland with his kids and how amazing it was, a really winter wonderland with reindeers, snow, Elf's etc and then Gill asked 'Were they real Elf's or just people dressed up as Elf's??? As you can imagine everyone was crying laughing and poor Gill got a lot of slagging... We had to tell her Santa wasn't real either! From Niamh
27: Walshy is well known for her ‘great’ ideas; some are crazier than the next. We can’t incriminate her too much but some classics are: The time she suggested that we sleep in her car outside the clubhouse after a long night ‘training’, or you would only have to look at the giant scar on her knee to be reminded that her after hours antics can only lead to nights of blood, tears and hysterical laughter. She has also managed to get quite a reputation among the auld lads in the clubhouse; she even had to do a stint behind the bar in penance for her after hours self service. The latest and probably most ambitious was Gill’s ludicrous idea to cycle the gruelling 180km around the Ring of Kerry. Her slogan being ‘if Enda bloody Kenny can do it... so can we’!! Two weeks prior to the cycle we commenced the training. It didn’t start too well as the main difficulty was sobering Gill up enough to make it to Avoca. This proved more difficult than expected as even an ambulance had to beep her off the road! After just about making that 40km jaunt we decided it was safer to just give it a lash on the day... and that is exactly what we did! Killarney, Killorgan, Cahersiveen, Waterville, Sneem, Molls Gap and especially Scotts in Killarney didn’t know what hit it when we pedalled past. Despite walking like John Wayne for about a week and the multiple tubs of Sudocream and Prep H being applied, this turned out to be one of Walshy’s truly GREAT ideas! The two saying that returned, being Walshy’s chorus of, ‘I have four words for you... I told you so’ and ‘Is feidir linn’!! It was some achievement and some weekend. All applications for the Ring of Kerry 2012 apply to Gill! This is only the tip of the iceberg of stories that we have on Walshy and we have no doubt there will be many more. But one thing that we know for sure is that Doc is one lucky man! Sue & Kathy XX
28: Gills we know each other a very long time, nearly 20 years in fact ! that is scary! Out of the 4 of us Gills you truly are the one that lives life to the fullest! you are always the last girl standing at the end of hte night wanting more craic, (I know in most recent years you have been known to fall asleep in the corner, but we all need a night off!) But you are not only a gas woman, you have been a fantastic friend over the last 20 years, and I am so happy you and doc made it! I am so happy that you are happy. The two of you are perfect for each other and I hop you have a fantastic married life together. Your relationship to date has lasted longer than many marriages so I have no doubt that you and doc will grow old together happily, with the odd fight thrown in here and there to keep it interesting! Gills I hope you enjoy your hen and it has been my pleasure to have been your friend all these years and it truely is an honour to be your bridesmaid. I can't wait for the big day. Love you always, Nor
29: Gillian, well, here we are............. did we ever thing we'd see the day?? :) I've lost count of the amount of bets I've lost in our house predicting'it'll be at Christmas' etc! I Just want to say it's been a pleasure (exciting and tumultuous at times!) getting to know you over the last umpteen years. I am so delighted that ye are getting wed. And it's great having ye as neighbours in Churchtown. Now moving onto what to expect from marriage - at this stage you surely know him well enough but just in case:- He's the hot headed carrot top of the family so there'll no doubt be more exciting times ahead, he's also the domesticated, house proud one as you know from the weekly inspections of 'his' floor for scratches! And he's such as fashionista (somehting he seems to have passed onto his nephew,) so fight for your wardrobe space :) Ye make a great couple and I wish ye many happy, fun and laughter filled years ahead. Here's to a great weekend! Kyra x