Wednesday 18 September 2019

Baby Max born at side of road

Jacinta Kennedy with Max
Jacinta Kennedy with Max

David Tucker

A WEXFORD woman is celebrating the arrival of her fifth grandchild after he was safely delivered at the side of the N11 on the way to hospital.

Jackie McGrath, from Liam Mellows Park, said she was absolutely thrilled at the birth of little Max.

'We were surprised, excited and delighted that he's here safely,' she said.

The child's mum, Jacinta Kennedy, was heading for Wexford General in her mother Frances's car when she began going into labour near Oylegate.

'We called the ambulance, but they said I would have to wait for the ambulance from Gorey,' said Jacinta.

She couldn't wait.

'My mam said "don't push, Jacinta", but I did, and then little Max came along. It was over in two minutes – it was very quick,' she said.

Jackie said her son Mark was delighted at the birth of his son.

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