Daniel's delight as stepdaughter
DANIEL O'Donnell has
described the happy moment his stepdaughter Siobhan
got engaged over Christmas.
The emotional proposal came on Christmas Eve as
Daniel and his wife Majella returned home after
midnight mass in Kincasslagh, Co Donegal.
The popular couple were joined for the festive
holidays by Majella's two grown-up children Michael
and Siobhan and her daughter's boyfriend Gavin
"When we got back to our own house Majella, Michael,
Siobhan and Siobhanís boyfriend Gavin opened
presents from underneath the Christmas tree.
"We got a great surprise and were delighted to be
present when Gavin proposed to Siobhan. Thankfully
for Gavin she said 'yes'. There (were) tears and
laughter all around," a delighted Daniel told fans
A photo her daughter Siobhan's
beautiful engagement ring tweeted by Majella
Cancer survivor Majella
also tweeted the good news to her 2,600 plus Twitter
followers accompanied by a photo of the stunning
sparkler her daughter (27) received. "I'm so happy
for them both. Here's to 2016!" said Majella.
Meanwhile, Daniel said the O'Donnells' first family
Christmas without their beloved mother Julia (94)
was a bittersweet occasion.
"After (midnight) mass, as we have done for many
years, we went back to my sister Kathleenís house
for homemade soup.
"It was then that my motherís presence was really
missed as she was always sitting in the corner
waiting to greet us all as we returned from mass."
Meanwhile, the Donegal hills were alive for the
popular crooner who got to watch his favourite movie
'The Sound of Music' not once but TWICE over the
"I love it now as much as ever," he said