Tuesday 17 October 2017

Miriam O'Callaghan is 'life and soul of party' on special girls trip to Las Vegas

Alannah (centre) is now a barrister and recently engaged to Fiachra Breathnach.
Alannah (centre) is now a barrister and recently engaged to Fiachra Breathnach.
Georgia McGurk with her older sister Alannah
Alannah McGurk with Fiachra Breathnach. Picture: Instagram
Alannah McGurk with her fiancé Fiachra Breathnach. Picture: Instagram
Alannah McGurk with her fiancé Fiachra Breathnach. Picture: Instagram
Alannah McGurk Georgia Salpa, Daniella Moyles, Louise Johnston,and Rozanna Purcell launch their challange to climb Mount Kilimanjaro at Harrys Bar, Dublin, Ireland - 10.08.11. Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Alannah McGurk
Sean O'Brien and Georgia McGurk at the Leinster Ball. Picture: Sportsfile
Alannah McGurk in 2009: Miriam O'Callaghan's daughter Alannah briefly dipped her toe in the modelling pool in 2009.
(L to R) Clara McGurk, Lizzy Jones, Alannah McGurk, Jessica McGurk and Georgia McGurk at the VIP Style Awards 2015
Georgia (far left) and Alannah McGurk with their pose with Miriam O'Callaghan
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Miriam O'Callaghan was the "life and soul" of the party as she headed on a special girls trip with her family and friends to Las Vegas.

A source close to the family said when the girls - Miriam's four daughters - were younger the running joke was that she would take the girls in her arms and sing Celine Dion songs to them in the kitchen.

Over the last few years, the joke among the family was that Celine would be singing to them in Las Vegas, rather than Miriam.

Miriam and her daughters were accompanied on the trip by Miriam's sister-in-law, Miriam's niece Lizzie, the daughter of the broadcaster's late sister Anne who passed away from cancer, as well as a number of other friends.

With Miriam's daughter Alannah due to get married later this year the family decided there is no better time than now to see Celine Dion in person in Vegas.

Alannah McGurk (30), a barrister and former model, and Fiachra Breathnach got engaged last April and are putting the finishing touches on their big day, believed to be later this year.

Superstar Celine Dion has been in residency in Las Vegas for the last several years with hundreds of thousands of fans going to see her each year for her concerts.

Alannah shared photos from the bash, which her twin sisters Georgia and Jessica also attended, as well as model pal Emily MacKeogh.

Georgia McGurk with her older sister Alannah
Georgia McGurk with her older sister Alannah

RTE star Miriam previously said she goes out of her way to avoid speaking about her children too much in public and letting them make the choice if they want to follow her footsteps in the public eye.

And for a brief time in 2009, it looked like Alannah was keen to when she pursued a modelling career and was a staple on the Dublin social scene before hanging up her heels and focusing on law full-time.

"Every journalist in the country has my number and as a journalist myself, I try to respond whenever they call; but when it came to Alannah's engagement, I didn't say anything," Miriam explained last year.

"That's hers. My nature is that I never stop talking and I put my life out there because I think secrets are a bad idea, I think they eat you up inside, and most people know most things about me, but you do have to be careful when it comes to your adult children."

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