Una Healy shares why she moved back to Ireland to raise children

Una Healy Pic: Evan Doherty

Una Healy has opened up about her decision to move back to Ireland from the UK with her two young children.

She is raising Aoife Belle and Tadhg in her native Tipperary while her ex-husband, Ben Foden, relocated to America.

For the singer, it made sense that her two little ones were raised in Ireland.

“Ireland is an amazing place for kids to grow up and I had a wonderful childhood here, and I’m so lucky that my kids are going to have the same experience,” she explained.

Una Healy Pic: Evan Doherty

She went on to tell Women’s Way: “It was lovely in the UK and I was happy over there, but I did feel it was time to come home. I think this is the right place for all of us.”

And her children have settled into the rural community with Tadhg taking a shine to GAA.

“He’s constantly there with the hurley out, whacking it against the wall every evening. He can do all these skills with it, and he only picked it up when he moved to the school where they play it just over a year ago.

“My daughter plays some Gaelic as well, and I think that’s what’s unique for us in Ireland – the community of the GAA and how exciting it is for the kids.”

Una Healy Pic: Evan Doherty

She admitted that there are some struggles to living so far away from Ben who she co-parents her children with.

In fairness to their dad, he always keeps them very entertained doing really fun things. They spent a few weeks in the summer out there and they were doing something fun every day.

“That’s the nice side to it and the downside is that they don’t get to see him every day. That’s how it is for us and I’ve accepted that now, as have the kids. They always look forward to seeing him again and when they do see them, they have real quality time with him,” she shared.

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