By Cathy Lee
There was a little bit of magic at Kia Ora Mini Farm in Gorey when happy couple Lyndsay Daly and Clive McCowen got engaged under the tunnel of lights at the entrance to the farm just before Christmas. The Tallaght couple were bringing their seven-month-old son Jase to see Santa Claus while visiting their family over Christmas, who live in Gorey and Courtown.
Lyndsay said that getting engaged in time for her son’s first Christmas was really special and that she has been having a great week with all the happy messages she’s received. ‘It was just a normal night out to see Santy, we had booked it a while ago and I wasn’t expecting anything. My sisters, Leonie and Amy, were with us as well but with the lights and Christmas and everything going on, it was a good surprise. It worked out great now and it’s great heading into 2021. ‘Clive and I have been going out together for two years and we’ll get planning now for our wedding, but it’ll probably be two years by the time we get the planning done,’ she said. Lyndsay explained that she often comes to Wexford to see her sisters and her parents, Helen and Leo Daly, who live in Gorey.
Staff at Kia Ora Farm were quick to congratulate the happy couple and wish them a lifetime of happiness together. ‘We knew it was happening as the family had rang ahead to say that Clive was going to propose,’ said Evelyn O’Donohoe of Kia Ora. ‘When they came in the gates then you could just see they were delighted. We all wish them the best of luck and we were delighted that they chose Kia Ora Farm.’ She explained that this was not the first engagement to take place at Kia Ora, when some years ago Santa himself produced the ring for another happy couple.Due to Covid-19 restrictions, it was not possible for Santa to do so for Lyndsay and Clive but, thankfully, the pair were content enough with how it all went off.