“Life will never be the same”: Gráinne Seoige pays tribute to late granny

Pic: Instagram/Gráinne Seoige

Gráinne Seoige has shared a devastating tribute to her 102-year-old grandmother who passed away earlier this month.

Her sister, Síle announced the heartbreaking news on social media last week.

However, Gráinne confessed that she had been struggling to come to terms with the loss of her beloved granny, Bidín.

She took to Instagram to share a beautiful black and white picture of her with her granny.

Pic: Instagram/Síle Seoige

“It’s taken me a few days to write this because it has taken a while to accept it,” Gráinne wrote.

“Writing things down somehow makes them more real, doesn’t it? We said goodbye in the past week to one of the most beautiful human beings I have ever known.

“My Granny, my father’s mother who passed away at home in Rosmuc at 102. (Just two months shy of her 103rd birthday).”

She continued: “Born in 1919 the same year Dáil Éireann met for the first time and Alcock & Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight from New Foundland to land in a bog nearby in Clifden.


“She made her own mark too.”

The TV presenter went on to list her incredible achievements, including having “10 children, 27 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren (and another on the way) she brought nothing but love and kindness to every single one of us and great fun too.”

She concluded: “The void will never be filled and life will never be the same. We were lucky to have her for as long as we did but that she was a great and exceptional age does not ease the pain of her not being here any longer.”

“Grá mo chroí thú Granny. Ní bheidh do leithéid arís ann.”

She was inundated with condolences from those closest to her, including James Patrice who wrote: “So sorry for your loss Gráinne.”

“Sending you all the love,” Erica Cody wrote, with Lucy Kennedy adding: “Awe Gráinne, I’m so so sorry for your loss Xxxxx.”

Rest in Peace, Bidín.

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