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Sunday 22 October 2017

Woman to become Ireland's youngest granny at just 29

The teen (15) is pregnant
The teen (15) is pregnant

A 29-year-old woman is set to become Ireland’s youngest grandmother.

The mum-of-two,who gave birth to her first child at 14, found out the news after her teenage daughter announced she was pregnant late last year.

And when the schoolgirl gives birth this summer, her mum will become Ireland’s current youngest grandmother.

The 15-year-old, who attends a Belfast secondary school, has already posted the “exciting” news on Facebook, telling pals: “I can’t wait to be a mum”.

Writing on the social networking site last month, she told friends: “Just can’t wait to hold him or her in my arms, relly don’t think it’s hit me yet”.

Her boyfriend, who is believed to be around 17, has also been sharing the good news on social media.

The couple, who are from opposite sides of the political divide, recently declared their excitement at becoming parents.

Commenting under a picture of their unborn baby’s scan, the soon-to-be dad said he was hoping for a baby boy while his girlfriend replied: “I know lv (love) hopefully, but we don’t care as long as it’s healthy”.

Friends of the young couple also sent their congratulations. One wrote: “Woww im so excited”.

Another said: “I’m sure u can’t it will fly”.

Writing underneath a hospital scan, she said: “My precious littlebundle so proud of u an (dad’s name) love u”.

Sunday Life approached the girl’s family last week and spoke to her 29-year-old mother. However she did not wish to comment and we are not identifying them.

The mum-of-two will be Ireland’s youngest granny.

It is understood Britain’s youngest ever granny in recent times was just 26 — the woman from Rotherham, Yorkshire became a gran back in 1999.

However, it is believed the Belfast woman will become the current youngest gran in the UK when her 15-year-old daughter gives birth this summer.

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