Fourth Roscommon sister welcomes baby days after her sisters welcomed three tots within 24 hours
Published 05/09/2015 | 12:59
A Roscommon woman has given birth to a baby girl three days after her three sisters each welcomed a baby within 24 hours of one another.
Christina Murray welcomed baby Annalise at 6pm yesterday, who was born on the same week as three of her maternal cousins.
Christina’s sisters Mairead, Joeline and Bernie welcomed two baby boys and a baby girl on Tuesday much to the shock of nurses and doctors in Mayo General Hospital.
Speaking to RTE News at One, Mairead Fitzpatrick, one of three sisters - from Cloonfad on the Mayo-Roscommon border said no one was expecting the multiple births on the same day.
“We just never realised it would all happen on the one day,” she said.
“I was the first one to go at 3:25 am and then my sister had her little girl, Sorcha, at 11 am.
“Then Bernie's boy Phelim was born last night at about half 8.
“The two girls that delivered my little boy delivered Bernie's boy as well… so two women delivered two cousins in 24 hours,” she added.
“It was my first (Thomas Og), and Joelyn's second, Bernie's third, and Christina, this will be her fourth,” Ms Fitzpatrick told News At One.
“There's four girls, there's five of us altogether in the house, and one brother,” she said.
"“It was just so funny the way it happened.
"I was due on Friday the 28th of August, Joelyn was actually sectioned, she was booked in for a section yesterday, it was her second baby.
"And Bernie was due today."
She added that she was not sure which counties the new babies will shout for ahead of May's replay against Dublin on Saturday - as their dads are from Mayo, Galway and Roscommon.