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Limerick New Year Babies put a smile on everyone’s faces!

Limerick New Year Babies – Pictured at University Hospital Limerick on New Year’s Day is mum Aisling Maher with baby Alia, born 

Limerick New Year Babies put a smile on everyone’s faces!

Limerick New Year Babies

Pictured at University Maternity Hospital Limerick is Weronika Wroblewska with beautiful baby daughter Alexandra born at 00.49 am on January 1st 2021.

STAFF at University Maternity Hospital Limerick are delighted to have welcomed the first babies delivered in the MidWest in 2021.




A total of six babies, all girls, were delivered between midnight 7 am on New Year’s Day, the first at 00.04 am.

Mum Weronika Wroblewska, gave birth to beautiful baby daughter Alexandra at 00.49 am. Weronika and dad Rafal live in Newport, County Tipperary, and Alexandra weighed a healthy 3kg on delivery. Alexandra has one older brother, Oliver.

Another New Year’s Day arrival was beautiful Alia, who weighed 6lbs 13ozs when born to Aisling Maher at 6.36 am.

Aisling, from Castletroy, Limerick, is an internationally renowned milliner and owns a boutique in Adare. Dad Dr. Neil O’Driscoll is a GP in Ennis, County Clare and Alia has one older brother Odhran, 15 months.

Business owners have been through a terrible year due to the pandemic and with so much of her business relying on special occasions such as weddings, Aisling said she was looking forward to 2021 with renewed hope.

“The one good thing about 2020 was the way in which we have been able to reflect on the important things in life and getting ready for Alia has been a real focus for us. With so much of my work depending on events, it has been a difficult year for my business; and my husband is a GP so he has really been through the mill,” said Aisling.

“But we are looking forward to the year ahead with the vaccine and we are grateful for the little people in our lives. I can’t wait to bring Alia home.”

University Maternity Hospital, Limerick is the second largest maternity hospital outside Dublin with approximately 4,500 babies delivered per year. It is the sole provider of obstetrical, midwifery, and neonatal intensive care to the Mid-West region. It mainly serves Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary but also women from north Cork, North Kerry, and areas of Offaly. We also provide tertiary referral for smaller Neonatal Units from outside the region.


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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.