Wednesday 21 August 2019

Watch: Brendan O'Carroll puts big smiles on little faces at Crumlin Hospital

Chris de Burgh, his daughter, Rosanna Davison, Brendan and Jenny O'Carroll pictured this morning at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin for the 12th Annual Celebrity Ward Walk. Photo: Collins Dublin.
Chris de Burgh, his daughter, Rosanna Davison, Brendan and Jenny O'Carroll pictured this morning at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin for the 12th Annual Celebrity Ward Walk. Photo: Collins Dublin.
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Christmas came early to Crumlin Children’s Hospital this morning as TV sensation Brendan O’Carroll took time out from his busy schedule to help spread some Yuletide cheer among its young patients.

Now in its 12th year, the Mrs Brown’s Boys star is a staunch supporter of the event, which sees him joining forces with a number of celebrities to sing carols, pose for pics with their little fans and take part in the annual Ward Walk through the hospital.

There with his wife Jenny and sister Eilish alongside his co-star Rory Cowan, he told independent.ie how he had only flown in yesterday morning from his home in Florida.

“We’ve been supporting it since the start, it’s very much part of our Christmas and we flew in from Florida to do it, we wouldn’t miss it for the world,” he said.

Celebs who took part in the Celebrity Ward walk pictured this morning at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin for the 12th Annual Celebrity Ward Walk. Photo: Collins Dublin.
Celebs who took part in the Celebrity Ward walk pictured this morning at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin for the 12th Annual Celebrity Ward Walk. Photo: Collins Dublin.
Brendan O'Carroll with 10-year-old Maggie Joubert from Coolaney, Sligo pictured this morning at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin for the 12th Annual Celebrity Ward Walk. Photo:Collins Dublin.
Gavin Coyne (10) from Donaghmede with Brian McFadden pictured this morning at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin for the 12th Annual Celebrity Ward Walk. Photo: Collins Dublin.
Brendan O'Carroll meets 11-year-old Cody Nolan (who is in isolation, behind glass) and his mother, Michelle, left from Carlow pictured this morning at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin for the 12th Annual Celebrity Ward Walk. Photo: Collins Dublin.
Mrs. Brown's Boys cast, Brendan O'Carroll and his wife, Jenny Gibney, Paddy Houlihan and Rody Cowan with 13-year-old Gypsy Ann Robinson from Longford pictured this morning at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin for the 12th Annual Celebrity Ward Walk.. Photo: Collins Dublin.
Brian McFadden, Gavin Duffy and Brendan O'Carroll pictured this morning at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin for the 12th Annual Celebrity Ward Walk. Photo: Collins Dublin.
Brendan O'Carroll and Jenny Gibney with two-month-old Matthew Kelly and his sister, Katherine (7) from Templeogue pictured this morning at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin for the 12th Annual Celebrity Ward Walk. Photo: Collins Dublin.
Brian McFadden with seven-year-old Daniel O'Reilly Allen from Dublin pictured this morning at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin for the 12th Annual Celebrity Ward Walk. Photo: Collins Dublin.
Brendan O'Carroll, his wife Jenny Gibney and seven-year-old Daniel O'Reilly Allen from Dublin pictured this morning at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin for the 12th Annual Celebrity Ward Walk. Photo: Collins Dublin.
Glenda Gilson, and Brendan and Jenny O'Carroll pictured this morning at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin for the 12th Annual Celebrity Ward Walk. Photo: Collins Dublin.
Chris de Burgh, his daughter, Rosanna Davison, Brendan and Jenny O'Carroll pictured this morning at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin for the 12th Annual Celebrity Ward Walk. Photo: Collins Dublin.
Chris de Burgh and his daughter, Rosanna Davison with seven-year-old Daniel O'Reilly Allen from Dublin pictured this morning at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin for the 12th Annual Celebrity Ward Walk. Photo: Collins Dublin.
Rosanna Davison with Megan Heavin (5) from Offaly pictured this morning at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin for the 12th Annual Celebrity Ward Walk. Photo: Collins Dublin.
Chris de Burgh, Brendan O'Carroll, and Niamh Gavin (13) from Tallaght pictured this morning at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin for the 12th Annual Celebrity Ward Walk. Photo: Collins Dublin.

Also in attendance was racing legend Ruby Walsh, Brian McFadden, RTE presenter Blathnaid ni Chofaigh, rugby star Shane Byrne, footballer Stephen Hunt and Dragon’s Den star Gavin Duffy.

Former Miss World Rosanna Davison described it as “such a feel-good day” and attended with her famous father Chris de Burgh - complete with his festive novelty tie.

De Burgh just jetted back to Ireland after a whirlwind year promoting his new album and performing more than 60 shows in different countries.

“I was in Berlin last week doing a show with José Carreros, a show for leukaemia that he does every year and over the last year, I’ve been in Canada, United States, Russia but coming home is always the highlight.

“This is a great event, I support it ever year.”

Organised by Ronan Keating’s brother Gary with his wife Val, the hospital was transformed into a celebrity hot-spot this morning as the young patients soaked up the festive atmosphere and uplifting music.

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