Monday 26 September 2016

Imagine the queue for the loo! Limerick couple welcome their tenth child in twenty years

Martin Grant

Published 05/08/2016 | 02:30

Shane and Olga Terrén Hogan with their children (from left) Sarah, Clara, Ruth, Rita, Hugh, baby Judi, Eliza, Emma, Carmel, and Oscar. Photo: Brian Gavin / Press 22
Shane and Olga Terrén Hogan with their children (from left) Sarah, Clara, Ruth, Rita, Hugh, baby Judi, Eliza, Emma, Carmel, and Oscar. Photo: Brian Gavin / Press 22

It's a perfect ten for Limerick parents Shane and Olga Terrén Hogan who have welcomed their tenth baby into the world within a 20-year period.

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Little Judi was born at University Maternity Hospital Limerick on July 23 weighing seven pounds eight ounces.

Shane and Olga Terrén Hogan with baby Judi. Photo: Brian Gavin / Press 22
Shane and Olga Terrén Hogan with baby Judi. Photo: Brian Gavin / Press 22

Olga has had all her children delivered at the Limerick hospital.

Mum and baby are both in good health and back home in Knockainey, Co Limerick.

"The staff said it was unusual that they had all been born in the same hospital," said proud father Shane.

"So we were glad to oblige and stand in for a photo."

Shane, a teacher at CBS Charleville in Co Cork, said "Judi is thriving".

The Terrén Hogan children - eight girls and two boys - range in age from 19 to just over one week.

Eldest daughter Emma is in college and the second eldest, Ruth, is waiting for her Leaving Cert results.

"For the younger children this is their first time being conscious of having a little baby around," Shane said.

"The older ones are well used to it.

"It's a busy house but we are used to that. We buy a lot of stuff in bulk - we are well used to it all," he added.

Celebration

Noreen Spillane, chief operations officer at UL Hospitals Group, said Judi's birth was a source of celebration for staff.

"It was an occasion of great joy and excitement for all of our staff," she said.

"On behalf of the staff, I would like to again congratulate Olga and Shane and all of Judi's sisters and brothers on the new arrival."

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