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Miracle quintuplets pay surprise visit

A PROUD grandfather is enjoying a surprise visit from his daughter and his five miracle grandchildren at home this week.

Irish woman Rosemarie Nolan -- who hit the headlines when her lesbian partner gave birth to quintuplets following artificial insemination in Australia -- has surprised her family with a visit.

The 23-year-old and her Australian partner Melanie Keevers (27) entered the record books after their five babies, conceived with an anonymous US sperm donor, were born on January 2, 2011. The chances of a woman becoming pregnant with quintuplets from a sperm donor without the aid of IVF are estimated at 60 million to one.

Ms Nolan was concerned her mother might never get to meet her young family, as she was too ill to travel to Australia, so she flew into Dublin for a surprise visit before driving to her family home in Waterford with the tots on Saturday.

"I couldn't believe it when I opened the door, I still can't believe it," said her proud dad Paul Nolan yesterday.

"She is some woman, she drove all the way from Dublin Airport with the kids before driving back up to the 'Saturday Night Show' with Brendan O'Connor that night," he added.

The one-year-old toddlers -- Noah, Charlie, Eireann, Evie and Abby -- and two-year-old sister Lilly are enjoying their first trip to Ireland.

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