RTE’s Mary Kennedy celebrates daughter’s engagement – Nationwide presenter Mary Kennedy toasted the happy news of her daughter’s engagement in Tralee
The Irish writer, television presenter and proud mother celebrated her eldest daughter’s engagement in Kerry with Eva and her fiancé, alongside the 2015 Role of Tralee contestants.
31-year-old Eva got engaged to her Limerick partner Benny Boland while holidaying in the States, and announced the news on their return. Mary told the Irish Independent:
The two of them drove down on Sunday – and the Rose of Tralee being such a family, everyone here knows her. They had a bottle of bubbly and rose petals in the hotel room to celebrate.
There’s a really warm atmosphere and they made a fuss of her. She’s the first of my children to get engaged, so we’re all very proud.”
Mother-of-four Mary divorced from her husband Ronan Foster in 2005 after 15 years of marriage, and has previously spoke about the difficulties of juggling family duties with her television career.
I had some regret when I was away working and not at home with the kids, but that’s just what is inside you.
Motherhood is what defines me. The first thing I think of in the morning is my children and they are the last thing I think of at night. As long as they are OK then I will be OK.”
The well-known Dubliner became a household face in Ireland soon after she began working as a continuity announcer in 1978. Her daughter has not set a date for her wedding yet, we do know one thing for sure; Mary Kennedy will make a very glamorous mother of the bride!
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