A dream fulfilled as Eileen Fahey returns to Boorowa to celebrate 100th birthday

Eileen Fahey fulfilled a dream by returning to Boorowa for her 100th birthday last weekend.

Mrs Fahey travelled from Melbourne back to Boorowa for the occasion.

Eileen (nee Withers) grew up on her parents' wool-growing property with her brother Bill and sister Noreen (O'Sullivan) at "Louvain", Boorowa.

After working with the Americans in Melbourne during WW2, she married Tom Fahey of "Hillgrove", continuing her associating with the wool-industry.

Last weekend, Eileen and Tom's children, Fred, Sue and Lil, her grandchildren and great grandchildren, enjoyed a remarkable weekend in her company.

Celebrations began on Friday night with dinner in town, at Henwood House.

She was delighted to catch up with Noreen, her three children and her long-time friend, Peg Merriman.

On Saturday afternoon, Eddie Corcoran's historic homestead, 'Corcoran's Plains', was a delightful setting for the gathering of 65 family members and friends, many returning to the district from far and wide.

Mother's Day morning tea at the vibrant 'Pantry on Pudman', was followed by a walk around Joseph Corkhill's delightful garden at "Rockfield".

Joseph kindly attributed his early landscaping inspiration to Eileen, who was well known for her flair with homestead gardens.

Eileen then returned to Melbourne with Lil and her family.

"Boorowa and district will be forever a special place in the hearts of the Fahey family," Lil said.