Daniel O’Donnell has revealed the sadness of spending a first Christmas without his late mother Julia was made a little better by a surprise engagement at his home.
The singer revealed how he returned home from midnight mass in Kincasslagh to a very happy occasion with wife Majella.
Daniel revealed “I joined the choir in our local church for midnight mass There really is something very special about this service for me.
“After mass, as we have done for many years, we went back to my sister Kathleen’s house for homemade soup. It was then that my mother’s presence was really missed as she was always sitting in the corner waiting to greet us all as we returned from mass.
“When we got back to our own house Majella, Michael, Siobhan and Siobhan’s boyfriend Gavin opened presents from underneath the Christmas tree.
“We got a great surprise and were delighted to be present when Gavin proposed to Siobhan. Thankfully for Gavin she said Yes!! There was tears and laughter all around.”