Tuesday 17 October 2017

Crystal Swing singer Dervla Burke welcomes first child with husband Tim

Dervla Burke and husband Tim O'Connor with newborn baby Paul shortly after his birth. Image: Mary Burke
Dervla Burke and husband Tim O'Connor with newborn baby Paul shortly after his birth. Image: Mary Burke
Crystal Swing singer Dervla Burke has welcomed her first child. Image: Mary Burke
Mary Burke and newborn baby Paul. Image: Mary Burke
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

Crystal Swing singer Dervla Burke has welcomed her first child with her husband Tim O'Connor.

The 24-year-old gave birth at 2:30am on Thursday morning at Cork University Hospital, her mother Mary Burke told Independent.ie.

"They are absolutely thrilled to welcome the little baby," said Mary.

The newborn was named Paul, as a "special" tribute to Mary's late brother, and weighed in at 7lbs 9oz.

Crystal Swing singer Dervla Burke has welcomed her first child. Image: Mary Burke
Crystal Swing singer Dervla Burke has welcomed her first child. Image: Mary Burke

"The baby is healthy and strong, he's a quiet little fella. Everything went well with the delivery and birth thank God."

Mary said that the new mother is "doing very well" and is "exhausted after the birth."

"She's staying the hospital until Sunday. She's totally exhausted and drained, but absolutely delighted."

Baby Paul is the first grandchild in the family, who rose to national fame in 2010 with country music band Crystal Swing.

Mary Burke and newborn baby Paul. Image: Mary Burke
Mary Burke and newborn baby Paul. Image: Mary Burke

Cork native Dervla and her husband Tim tied the knot in a country-themed wedding in August 2015, which was later broadcast on RTE.

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