Wednesday 28 September 2016

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave and model fiancée Faye Dinsmore expecting their first child

Published 24/04/2016 | 10:25

Paddy Cosgrave and Faye Dinsmore
Paddy Cosgrave and Faye Dinsmore
Paddy Cosgrave and Faye Dinsmore have been together since meeting at Trinity College
Faye Dinsmore shared this photo of her baby bump on Instagram
Faye Dinsmore
Faye appeared in one of her trademark chunky jumpers at this year's Web Summit

The Father of The Irish Tech Scene - as the University Observer dubbed Paddy Cosgrave last year - will become a father to more than just the Irish Tech Scene.

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Paddy is to become a daddy with his fashion guru fiancée, the incomparable Faye Dinsmore. How do I know this? A mutual friend of the founder of Web Summit told me the very good news last week.

Indeed, your diarist subsequently found out that Paddy had revealed the good news himself on Twitter on April 8 under a comically distressed picture of himself, beside the words: "I'm going to be a dad."

He and Faye can bring the new arrival to the Web Summit in India next year.

Paddy Cosgrave and Faye Dinsmore have been together since meeting at Trinity College
Paddy Cosgrave and Faye Dinsmore have been together since meeting at Trinity College

It will be intriguing to see whether this child is the first of many babies for the dynamic duo (who got engaged in 2012, after having met at a friend's house party on Leeson Street in Dublin, but have yet to trip merrily down the aisle).

Faye, of course, grew up on a farm in county Donegal as the second youngest of - count 'em! - 14 siblings. So she could have big plans.

I can only presume that the capital's maternity wards have excellent Wi-Fi (possibly better than the RDS, once upon a time. at any rate).

Indeed, Faye could put on a Womb Summit.

Faye Dinsmore shared this photo of her baby bump on Instagram
Faye Dinsmore shared this photo of her baby bump on Instagram

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In an interview with the Sunday Independent's LIFE magazine, Faye said she wasn't sure whether she would like to follow her mother's lead - and have 14 sprogs with Paddy.

Did she ever ask her mother about having 14 kids? Was it her ambition to have 14?

"I don't know. Neither of my parents come from huge families," Faye answered in 2013. "My mother only had one brother and one sister. My dad had one brother and a couple of sisters."

Faye Dinsmore
Faye Dinsmore

"I haven't thought about it," she added referring to having children of her own. "I think my maternal instinct hasn't struck me yet. That's a lot [of children]. I think I'd be wrecked and I think compared to when my parents had lots of kids, it is a lot more expensive to have lots of kids now."

Only time will tell. But now that the maternal instinct has struck Faye, tech uber-entrepreneur Paddy could find himself with a very busy mouse over the coming years if he is to live up to 14 children.

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