Monday 26 September 2016

US Ambassador's joy at grandson as his son becomes a dad again

Alan O'Keeffe

Published 10/09/2016 | 02:30

US Ambassador Kevin O’Malley with his wife Dena. Photo: Arthur Carron
US Ambassador Kevin O’Malley with his wife Dena. Photo: Arthur Carron

New baby joy has filled the US Ambassador's residence following the birth in Ireland of a new grandson for delighted diplomat Kevin O'Malley and his wife Dena.

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Their son Brendan and daughter-in-law Tara became parents to their second child Rowan at the Rotunda Hospital this week. "We're really thrilled that we're coming full cycle, with this being the first birth here in Ireland in 100 years for somebody from our clan," said the ambassador.

It was an "emotional" event and the little boy has settled in at their official residence in the Phoenix Park.

"It all happened so fast. Everything went very, very well. Baby's fine, mom's fine," the 69-year-old grandfather told the Irish Independent.

Brendan, Tara and their first son Caelan (22 months) have lived in the residence since July last year.

They will return to their hometown of St Louis, Missouri, in December.

"I want Caelan and Rowan to have the same wonderful relationship with Ireland that I have had my entire life," Mr O'Malley added.

Irish Independent

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