A Moville family who welcomed a second set of twins on the same birthday as their four-year-old twin girls will achieve national fame tomorrow on RTE television.

Parents Seamus and Elizabeth Doherty’s twin babies Sienna and Travis were born this year on October 17th – the exact date that their girls Samera and Tameka were born in 2013.

Samera and Tameka (17/10/2013) Sienna and Travis (17/10/2017). photo: Darren Crossan

The growing family will celebrate their newborns’ one month birthday with a special TV appearance on the Today show with Maura Derrane and Daithí Ó Sé this Friday.

Seamus spoke with Donegal Woman today after pre-recording the interview with Daithi O’Se on Skype.

Mum, dad, the two sets of twins and their eldest boy Torin (7) all gathered around their computer to share an insight into their home life with the rest of Ireland.

The Doherty family

“We told our usual story about how it was a coincidence the twins were all born on the same date and we were delighted to tell Daithi that the babies are happy and healthy a month on,” Seamus said.

“They are sleeping well and wake once a night. They are feeding well and thriving.”

Travis and Sienna’s older brother and sisters still dote on the newborns.

“You’ll not take them away from them! There’s no jealousy yet,” Seamus said.

October 2017. Tameka, Seamus, Sienna, Torin, Travis, Elizabeth and Samera Doherty. Photo: Darren Crossan

Mechanic Seamus and stay-at-home mum Elizabeth have been rushed off their feet keeping their busy household running as smoothly as can be.

The family received a welcome gift this week from Letterkenny appliance store TDA in the form of two new Hotpoint washer and dryers.

“That was a great help. Everything’s been going 24/7 at the moment,” Seamus said.

Don’t forget to tune in to Today on RTE1 tomorrow (Friday) from 3.30pm to see the interview!


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