Saturday 19 August 2017

Adorable: Photographer captures beautiful picture of premature quadruplets, triplets and twins in Irish hospital

The set of quads, triplets, twins and "solo" new-born are all doing well.

A Limerick based photographer has captured the adorable moment Photo: PJ Corbett
A Limerick based photographer has captured the adorable moment Photo: PJ Corbett
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

A Limerick based photographer has captured the adorable moment when a set of quadruplets, triplets and twins all came together for a photo.

The babies, all born premature, were photographed in the Neonatal Unit of the University Maternity Hospital in Limerick by local photographer, PJ Corbett.

Not only was it the first time an event like this happened at the hospital, it was the first time in 50 years that quadruplets were born in Limerick.

Lisa Fenton gave birth to Alexander, Ashley, Maxwell and Kayla on October 5.

It was her first pregnancy with partner Wayne Downey.

The quads are still in the Neonatal Unit and are said to be doing very well.

Triplets Dáire, Liam and Aisling Cussen were born on October 27 to parents Olive and William and are expected to be discharged soon.

While twins Ashton and Leo Mulcahy were born on October 13 to Lydia O’Doherty and Calum Mulcahy and are also said to be in good health.

Flying solo is Maggie Roche, born to mum Mairead and dad Kieran on October 26.

“I’ve never had such a big reaction to a picture, the phone has been hopping,” photographer PJ Corbett told Independent.ie.

“It was kind of surreal to be honest. I photograph babies a lot as I specialise in new-born photography. I got a call from one of the nurses in the maternity and she said that it was the first time it ever happened in the hospital.”

Mr Corbett says there is never a dull moment when it comes to photographing new-borns.

“I love holding them; they are just adorable to work with. They can be unpredictable to. Lets just say there has been a few accidents on me,” he laughed.

All 10 of the babies are expected to be home in time for Christmas.

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