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Jim is tractor driving, dancing and biking at 100

Wednesday, 6th January, 2016 9:43am

Story by Tom Gilmore
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Jim is tractor driving, dancing and biking at 100
Jim is tractor driving, dancing and biking at 100

AS 100-year-old Milltown man Jim Burke-Daly celebrated his biggest birthday yesterday (Tuesday) he took his tractor out of the yard for a drive only hours before taking to the dance floor to celebrate reaching the century at a party in Tuam’s Árd Rí House Hotel.
“Driving a car is only a cod and I wouldn’t bother with one as I have always loved driving the tractor. I drive the tractor regularly into Milltown to do my shopping,” says Jim, whose other passion is dancing.
The sprightly centenarian, who still cycles, did a twirl around the floor of the kitchen in the family home to display his dancing skills.
His daughter Noreen Goode takes him to the Lisdoonvarna Festival “for two weekends every autumn” and he loves to dance in the various pubs late into the nights.

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