A man’s Christmas party was the happiest ever for a family who spent the holiday in an Irish village.
The man, who has not been named, had his two boys, 11-year-old Dylan and 10-year, Alex, at the house of his neighbour, Mr Ryan in the small town of Clonmel.
The holiday was the third such event for Mr Ryan.
In November 2016, he and his partner were visiting his grandmother and nephew in the village of Derry where the couple live.
Mr Ryan said he and Mr Ryan’s three children had had their own holiday.
“It was all good.
The boys were happy, Dylan was happy, and Alex was happy.
It was all very happy,” Mr Ryan said.”
We had the best holiday I’ve ever had.”
The family spent a total of nine days together at the Derry house, which has a garden and is on the corner of the road from Clonloch and Wicklow.
Mr Ross said the family was “in love” with the village.
“I can’t even describe how happy it made us,” Mr Ross said.”[It was] a very special Christmas.”
Mr Ryan and his wife had two other children, five-year‑old son and five-month‑old daughter.
Mr Morgan said the holiday brought the couple closer together.
“There was a lot of bonding there, a lot that you just don’t get with family holidays,” he said.
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