Dublin Airport Welcomes Back First Baby Born In Terminal 1

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Dublin Airport Welcomes Back First Baby Born In Terminal 1

Dublin Airport staff welcomed Carey Ingwell when she arrived in Terminal 1 recently.

Ten-year-old Carey made a surprise appearance into the world in 2008 when her mother went into labour and gave birth in a bathroom on the Departures Floor in Terminal 1, placing her in the unique position of being the only baby to be born in Dublin Airport. 

“I had no idea I was expecting,” said her mother Catherine Hutson. “I was returning home to Bristol with my family after a weekend in Dublin city celebrating my father-in-law’s 70th birthday. I felt very unwell and to my complete surprise I proceeded to give birth to a baby girl in the cubicle on my own.

Dublin Airport Fire Officer, Ciaran Foster was part of the team assisting with the birth. “We have attended to women who have unexpectedly gone into labour but this was the first birth we attended to. It was important for us to move very quickly to get mum and baby to hospital. I remember the look of shock on Carey’s father’s face when we told him he had a new baby daughter.”

“Carey’s birth is something that’s still remembered at Dublin Airport” said Dublin Airport spokesperson, Siobhán O’Donnell.  “We see most of life’s events happening at the airport, as people are travelling for a variety of happy and sad occasions, but this was our first birth at the airport and that was a very special event.” 

Carey was presented with a special cake by Dublin Airport to mark her arrival back to Terminal 1 and a voucher to spend in the airport’s retail shopping area, The Loop on her return home to Bristol.