100 years in the Glen of Imaal

Bill Cullen celebrates his 100th birthday in October, 2020.
Courtesy of Bill Cullen
From Left to right is Paul, John and Bill Cullen attending a family wedding
Courtesy of Bill Cullen

Local man Bill Cullen celebrated his 100th birthday in October of 2020.


Local man Bill Cullen celebrated his 100th birthday this year in Baltinglass hospital where he now resides.

Born to Paul and Helena he was reared in Stranahely in the heartland of the the Glen. The family lived in Stranahely until 1961 when they moved to a new house in Ballinclea. He was educated in Seskin school and his teacher there was Mrs. Tutty, a woman renowned for her kindness to her students. Bill has had a love of learning and reading all through the years and is always to be seen with the newspaper close to hand


Following his schooling Bill worked locally as a farm labourer and within a few years he began his career working in the forestry.  His first forestry job was in Blessington and then followed 30 years working for the forestry in the glen.  Redundancy brought a change to his working life and for over 15 years Bill worked in Coolmoney army camp.  His whole working life he also farmed sheep.  Bill also live his whole life in the Glen of Imaal.

I think all of his neighbours and friends will join me in wishing Bill a very happy birthday.



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