16 Jun 19
The Irish Sun
IRISH celebrities were up bright and early this morning to share their adorable Father’s Day messages with their fans.
Others were celebrating the day as new dads including Vogue Williams’ reality star hubby Spencer Matthews and Fair City’s Aoibhin Garrihy’s hotelier beau John Burke.
Former Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews celebrates his first Father’s Day as a dad with baby Theodore
Holly Carpenter pictured with her ‘1 in a million’ dad
Blogger Rosanna Davison with her father
Starting off the tributes for the special day was TV and radio host Jennifer Zamparelli who managed to film her husband Lau saving their daughter from a very near miss.
She captured Lau saving their daughter Florence, 4, from falling off her scooter with an impressive catch.
She said on her Instagram: “Here’s one of the reasons why you’re a great Dad. 😂 always there to catch us when we fall.”
Dublin model Vogue Williams and her hubby Spencer were celebrating his first Father’s Day as a dad after they welcomed little Theodore into the world back in September.
She said: “Happy 1st Father’s Day @spencermatthews. The smile on Theodores face is just one example of why you are an amazing Daddy to him.
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Here’s one of the reasons why you’re a great Dad. 😂 always there to catch us when we fall. @zampers1 ❤️
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“The last 9 months have been the best of our lives and you have truly shone in your new role. Here is to many more with hopefully a few more Pigly’s. We love you.”
Also celebrating his first Father’s Day as a new dad is hotelier John Burke after he and telly star Aoibhin Garrihy welcomed their baby girl Hannorah at the end of June last year.
She said in a touching post: “When he stopped in Gort to pick up “something small” he spotted for the baba, while we were on route home from the hospital with her, I thought he was mad..
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When he stopped in Gort to pick up “something small” he spotted for the baba, while we were on route home from the hospital with her, I thought he was mad…and he is…he’s absolutely mad about that baba and the greatest Dad we could have ever wished for. Happy First Father’s Day @johnjohnburke 😘
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“And he is…he’s absolutely mad about that baba and the greatest Dad we could have ever wished for. Happy First Father’s Day @johnjohnburke”
Little sister Doireann also shared a message but about the pair’s father for the occasion.
She said: “I know I’m bias, but I’m confident he’s the best there ever was. Happy Fathers Day Euge!”
Fashion blogger Rosanna Davison had a lot of kind words to share about the man who raised her.
She said: “Happy Father’s Day to the sweetest, funniest, kindest dad… we have so many more family memories yet to make. Love you so much x @cdebinsta”
Dancing With The Stars stunner Holly Carpenter thanked her dad for his support and encouragement.
She said: “For as long as I can remember I’ve known my dad would walk through fire & move mountains for his family.
‘YOU WERE THE BEST’
“He’s always been there to encourage & support me and has taught me that I can achieve anything if I work hard enough.
“They say sometimes women end up marrying men like their father – maybe that’s why I’m still single because he’s 1 in a million.”
However, the holiday is not always the easiest one for those who have lost their dad.
Westlife singer Nicky Byrne took to Instagram today to pay tribute to his late father.
He said: “Wherever you are Dad..Happy Daddy’s Day and Thank you Ledge RIP.”
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Dancing With The Stars runner up Johnny Ward who lost his father during the third season of the popular RTE show also paid tribute to the man he lost.
He shared a photo of a pocket watch engraved with the message: “To my son, never forget that I love you forever. I hope you believe in yourself as much as I believe in you.”
Johnny said in an emotional message: “My Father gave me this 5 days before he passed. It’s the most beautiful gift and I will forever cherish it. Happy Father’s day Dad. You were the best.”
Doireann Garrihy and her father Eugene
Westlife’s Nicky Byrne shared a heartfelt tribute to his late father
Johnny Ward shared a snap of a gift his father gave him before he passed away back in March