Wednesday 19 June 2019

PHOTOS: Rosanna Davison and Brendan O'Carroll among celebs spreading Christmas joy at Temple Street

22/12/14 3 year old Michael Dolgilevich from Wexford with Brendan O'Carroll pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin
22/12/14 3 year old Michael Dolgilevich from Wexford with Brendan O'Carroll pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin
Staff in the cancer ward with celebrities pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin.
Mary Byrne sings pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin.
Lisa Fitzpatrick, Rosanna Davison and Lorraine Keane sing pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin
22/12/14 Brian McFadden and Brendan O'Carroll and other celebrities sing pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin
Brendan O'Carroll,Jenny Gibney pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin
22/12/14 13 year old Alice Flannagan from Maynooth with Brendan, Eric, and Danny O'Carroll and Jenny Gibney pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin
22/12/14 Alison Canavan sings pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin
22/12/14 2 year old Angel McCarthy from Listowel with Rosanna Davison pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin
Brian McFadden, Vogue McFadden, Pippa O'Connor, Lisa Fitzpatrick pictured singing at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin.
Brian and other celebrities sing pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin

Elaine McCahill

Big-hearted celebs took time out of their busy schedules to bring some Christmas cheer to sick children in hospital.

Mrs Brown's Boys creator Brendan O'Carroll led the celebrities in a Christmas sing-song, performing everything from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to Do They Know It's Christmas? at Our Lady's Hospital for Children, Crumlin.

The funnyman was joined by models Holly Carpenter, Vogue Williams and Rosanna Davison along with presenter Brian McFadden, Lucy Kennedy and Lisa Fitzpatrick.

X Factor finalist Mary Byrne kept the celebs in tune during the chorus before they set off to visit the wards.

tBut although they were all happy to pose for pictures with all their young fans, the celebrites admitted that it was the young patients and their families - along with the medical staff - who were the real stars.

Staff in the cancer ward with celebrities pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin.
Staff in the cancer ward with celebrities pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin.
Mary Byrne sings pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin.
22/12/14 3 year old Michael Dolgilevich from Wexford with Brendan O'Carroll pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin
Lisa Fitzpatrick, Rosanna Davison and Lorraine Keane sing pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin
22/12/14 Brian McFadden and Brendan O'Carroll and other celebrities sing pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin
Brendan O'Carroll,Jenny Gibney pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin
22/12/14 13 year old Alice Flannagan from Maynooth with Brendan, Eric, and Danny O'Carroll and Jenny Gibney pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin
22/12/14 Alison Canavan sings pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin
22/12/14 2 year old Angel McCarthy from Listowel with Rosanna Davison pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin
Brian McFadden, Vogue McFadden, Pippa O'Connor, Lisa Fitzpatrick pictured singing at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin.
Brian and other celebrities sing pictured at a celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin

Mum-of-two Lucy Kennedy said she was "in awe" of the incredible work that happens at Crumlin.

"The work that the Children's Medical Research Foundation and everyone here at Crumlin Children's Hospital do is incredible. I'm in awe of everything they do," Lucy said.

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Everyone later admitted that it had been an emotional afternoon, but they hoped they provided a good distraction for at least little while.

Holly Carpenter said that they were all impressed by one particular performance.

"A little girl sang Let it Go for us - she was adorable, those kids are so brave," Holly said.

"We went to see lots of babies and I think that's more upsetting because they're just lying there," Vogue said.

"It's terrible and for their parents as well. One of the little girls was just singing the Frozen song to us the whole time which was adorable."

Brendan O'Carroll was thrilled to be home after a whirlwind year and was happy to help spread cheer.

"It's great to be able to brighten up their day even if it is only for a few hours. It makes you feel very grateful for what you have."

It's not the first special visit the hospital has had this Christmas - Riverdance legend Michael Flately visited and also made a generous donation of €10,000 to the Medical and Research Fund.

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