Ireland’s first baby of 2022 was born at a second past midnight.
The baby girl was born at the National Maternity Hospital on Holles Street in Dublin.
Her parents Celina and Nathan Burke, from Clongriffin, Dublin are overjoyed with their first baby.
Their daughter weighed 6lbs 6oz. They have not yet decided on a name.
Huge congratulations to Selina & Nathan Burke on the birth of their 1st baby, a little girl, who was born at one second past midnight, making her the 1st baby born in 2022! ?
Valerie Kinsella, Assistant Director of Midwifery presented the very proud parents with a little gift pic.twitter.com/G0WQqakWKZ
— The National Maternity Hospital (@_TheNMH) January 1, 2022
Meanwhile, one of the first babies was born at a minute and a half past midnight at the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar.
Another early arrival was at Limerick hospital, with baby Ruth born at 14 seconds past midnight to mum Jennifer Leahy from Croagh, Co. Limerick.
Her three sisters Emma, Lucy and Isabel; and Dad Patrick Horgan are delighted with their new family member.
Congratulations Jennifer Leahy and Patrick Hogan on the birth of their beautiful daughter Ruth, the first arrival of 2022 at UMHL! Ruth was born 14 seconds after midnight at 3.375kg and is looking forward to seeing big sisters Emma Lucy and Isabel at home in Croagh Co Limerick pic.twitter.com/EzVspiVjXK
— UL Hospitals (@ULHospitals) January 1, 2022
Meanwhile, the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin welcomed its first baby of 2022 at 1.37am.
Baby Carter was born in the hospital to parents Ciara and Graham Claxton from Hollystown, Dublin.
We are delighted to welcome The Rotunda's first baby of 2022. Baby Carter was born at 1.37am this morning to his proud parents, Ciara and Graham.
All of us here in The Rotunda wish them a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! pic.twitter.com/OIP8SAnSrb
— The Rotunda Hospital (@RotundaHospital) January 1, 2022
The first baby of the year born at the Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe was at 4.36am.
Baby girl Casey Cunningham was born to Ballyforan, Co. Roscommon resident Naomi Nixon.
It’s the first child for Naomi and Dad Mark Cunningham.