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Ireland81-year-old Irishwoman's joy at meeting 103-year-old mum after 61 years apart

06:25  10 may  2019
06:25  10 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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An 81 - year old woman has gotten the shock of her life after she discovered that her 103 - year - old mum was still alive 61 years after With the help of a genealogist she met after she called in on RTE Radio One’ s Joe Duffy’ s Liveline radio show, in Ireland, last year, she was able to locate her mother.

An 81 - year - old woman has spoken about how she discovered her 103 - year - old mum was still alive after spending the last six decades searching for her. Eileen Macken had spent more than half a century looking for her birth family.

81-year-old Irishwoman's joy at meeting 103-year-old mum after 61 years apart © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited 81-year-old Eileen Macken and her 103-year-old mother Elizabeth were finally reunited in April.

An 81-year-old Irish woman has revealed her joy after she was finally reunited with her mother for the first time since birth.

Eileen Macken, from Kildare, was put up for adoption as a baby and grew up in a Bethany Home orphanage.

After spending over 60 years searching for her mother, Eileen finally met 103-year-old Elizabeth in April after a genealogist traced her to an area in Scotland.

Speaking to RTÉ Radio 1′s Liveline, Eileen said: "Last August I got a call from the genealogist to tell me that he had found my mum and that she was alive at 103 years of age.

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81 - year - old orphan shocked to discover her 103 - year - old birth mother is still alive after 61 - year -search. But with the help of a genealogist, who offered to assist when she opened up about her story on a radio show last year, Mrs Macken was able to track down her elderly parent earlier this

An 81 - year - old woman has told of how she was shocked to discover her 103 - year - old birth mother is still alive after a 61 - year -long search to find her. Ms Macken had put out an appeal on Joe Duffy' s Liveline radio show on RTE Radio One in Ireland last year asking for help to track down her relatives.

"Once I heard that, nothing would stop me from trying to get to see her."

Despite having some reservations about travelling to meet Elizabeth, who turns 104 on Sunday, Eileen went to Scotland with her husband George, her daughter and her son-in-law.

She said: "I went over to see her and she's the most beautiful lady, a lovely family, they gave me a great welcome.

"My own family, which I can understand, worried about me going without getting an invitation from the family.

"It went on for so long that I just thought that I'll take the bull by the horns. I went over on April 11 and I knocked on the door.

"A gentleman opened the door and I told him I was from Ireland and that I had found my mum here and asked could we come in to see her.

"We came in and honestly I haven't got over the acceptance that I got. I had a great chat with my mother.

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Earlier this afternoon, 81 - year - old Eileen Mackin called Joe Duffy on RTÉ Radio 1' s Liveline to share the incredible story of how she found her 103 - year - old birth mother. Eileen Mackin was raised in an orphanage and has spent most of her life searching for her birth mother.

An 81 - year - old woman has discover that her 103 - year - old mother is still alive after she had spent 61 years trying to find her. Born in the Bethany Home and She found out, after DNA, that the family she thought was hers was not. Mrs. Macken first started trying to find her biological mother when she was

"I know she's my mum and I did say to her, 'you know I'm your daughter'. She just looked at me and she took my hand and we had a great chat.

"There was such a bond between the two of us, it was fantastic. She's such a kind lady, I said to my children that all this life I've loved this lady, even though I don't know who she is.

Eileen said she was conscious of not wanting to stay too long due to her mother's age.

Thanking Joe Duffy and the Liveline team, Eileen revealed she has never been happier.

She added: "I don't think I'll ever come down out of the cloud."

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