A Donegal grandmother who has been learning the tricks of social media while cocooning had a surprise video call from her favourite singing star Daniel O’Donnell.
Margaret, aged 83, made headlines last week when she promoted the value of WhatsApp for people in isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The tech-savvy grandmother has been using WhatsApp on her new phone to call her children and grandchildren while she is staying safe at home.
But the last thing she expected was country music legend Daniel O’Donnell appearing on her FaceTime!
Margaret’s daughter Patricia said the pair had a great video chat on Tuesday: “He asked her how she was coping and how she passed her day.
“Mum mentioned that she met him about 30 years ago.
“She said she had just made soup and asked him did he want a bowl. He was so nice and she was well chuffed,” Patricia said.
Margaret has been isolating for the past four weeks, but she is keen to share tips on how to stay active and avoid loneliness by keeping in contact with others: