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"I remember when our first grandson was born and we were out walking and a friend came up to us and she said, 'I hear you've just had a lovely grandson.' "We did, I said. "I think it's amazing how being a grandparent makes you think. You think about how we're all put here with a choice, and so many of us choose to marry and have children, and then they go on to have children. That's what I like to do when I'm not working and gigging, be with my grandchildren. It was such a surprise to have boys for grandchildren, because I was among girls all the time. So to have two boys living nearby was epoch-opening.
The bad things are only their little worries and fits when they feel they are not winning. "And there's another on the way in August." "Well, we're in an extremely unusual position in that all our four children and their husbands and wives and our ten grandchildren live within five minutes of us."They're all away at the moment, away on their holidays. I've grandkids in England and in Ireland, and they're all brilliant, I love seeing them. 'Grandparents' by Adam Mulvihill, her grandson, written when eight: 'Grandparents are nice, and sweet, and ripe with treats, of foxes toast, a story to tell, of a fun little blue elephant. I also have two granddaughters, they live in Tuscany in Italy, whom I love dearly, I just feel I understand them totally." Kathy Donaghy Mid-term is fast approaching. Kathy Donaghy Some claim they are no different to casino-style slot machines.I find myself thinking about them a lot and wishing for them to come back but they'll be home soon, so we have that to look forward to." John Giles, football pundit, has eight grandchildren who range in ages from 11 to 20. They've always been great; they're very well behaved kids, well brought up. And while the official jury is out, concerns are growing that children are being lured into gambling through online purchases in video games."The worst part about being a grandmother is losing your figure! One thing I'm really looking forward to is introducing her to my parents, her great-grandparents." John Kavanagh, actor, recently played the role of Arturo Toscanini in Florence Foster Jenkins, directed by Stephen Frears. "Of course I'm very busy with the cookery classes, but there is always time for the grandchildren." Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, has a granddaughter, Esme, who is two months. First for 15 minutes, and last week I saw her for about an hour. And her mummy is very kind, she sends me videos of her, and I just adore watching them. I didn't expect it, this feeling of love for her that I have for my own children. His grandchildren are Livia, "eight in August", Rhys, 4, Marianne, 2, Esme, 11 months. "My daughters are in London and my son is here, but we're over to see the girls a lot. I'm not one of those grandparents who are called upon to mind grandchildren while their parents are at work. Their parents say 'don't let them do too much of this or that' and I'm like 'of course you can, darling.' "As long as they're safe and there is no fear of them banging their head or falling off anything, then I'm happy to let them do what they want.I think it's wonderful to have many activities when they're very young, because something will emerge which will be major.
Something they'll have a passion for, maybe a hobby for life. It was for Cian, who is the eldest, that I started to make up stories when he was small, and they're the stories that are coming out now in October in my children's book, Pigin of Howth." Gay Byrne adds, "I love treating them to the little brown paper bags of sweets, going into the shop and buying a big bag of sweets for them all." Miriam Ahern, mum of Cecilia and Georgina, and a charity fundraiser, has five grandchildren between the ages of two and nine. 'I want to watch something else.'" Former TD and Senator, Mary O'Rourke, has six grandchildren.
They all like their sports, which is great." Maureen Arnold is mum to actress Leigh, Chloe, Simon, and the late Nicky. But at the same time I'm allowed to spoil them and get away with it. You immediately identify them as being part of your tribe, and part of your body. I just adored them from the moment they were put into my arms.
Her grandchildren are Sive, 3, Hunter, 4, Piper, nine months. The girls live in Ibiza, and so I go over there about once every six weeks, and then they come here for visits. In fact, when my daughter was pregnant with my first grandchild I kind of thought, 'ughhh, I'm not going to be called granny, I'm not going to be called nana.' But from the moment they were born - I was at the birth of them all, I was very privileged, we did it together - it was very special and very bonding. I can spoil them and get away with it, although I'm very, very respectful of their parents' rules. I never anticipated it as being such an extraordinary relationship." Mary Coughlan, singer, has grandchildren Meini, 9, Luke, 7, and Felice, four next month.
I'll have to get to 92 if I am to see Grace get to university.
"I'll have to hang around a while to see George IV go to Presentation College in Cork, the school I went to.
Even in the video, in this short space of time, I can see her reacting to her mother, trying to communicate. "I've another one on the way this month, I don't know whether it is a boy or a child. I remember with my daughter Rachel, the first time I heard her speak was on the phone. I think that might make for a different kind of relationship with grandchildren, and I think it might take the gloss off it. My grandchildren come into the garden and eat all the carrots and the beans and they think this is the most natural thing in the world, to have all this fresh food about. " Celia Holman Lee is a model, fashion stylist and TV personality, and founder of the Holman-Lee Model Agency. "We're very hands-on, or at least I like I think we are, and we love to take the four of them out to dinner.