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Family welcomes first baby girl in 117 years

By Mason White 5:07 PM August 26, 2015
Saoirse Grace May 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A family is delighted to welcome their first baby girl into the family.

The May family of Ireland, had gone over a century with only male babies being born.

Now, it all changed. May of Ballinrobe, Mayo, welcomed the baby girl who was named Saoirse Grace May. She was born last week, to her parents Laurence and Leanne May.

The ecstatic father Laurence, 34, said that they did not know it was going to be a girl, so it came as a great surprise. “It’s fantastic because we have gone so long without a girl in the family,” he said.

“The most important thing was that the baby is healthy and that’s all we wanted whether a girl or boy,” he added.

“I checked the records of the 1901 census and the last girl born into the family was in 1898 when my Great Aunt Anne was born,” Laurence said.

Laurence is an only child and his father is an only child, so she has no nieces or nephews.