A PAIR of twins with "a special bond" have been reunited for the first time in months as pandemic restrictions were lifted in Ireland.
Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna have certainly had a birthday to remember as they joyfully reunited in Dublin's Heuston Station yesterday after being separated for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The sisters, twins who were born in June 1931, greeted one another with hugs, smiles and a few tears before being showered in confetti and presented with balloons bearing their age.
Iarnród Éireann also took part in the heart-warming reunion, snapping photographs of the sisters as they prepared to board the train to Galway for a well-deserved break away, and asking them how they look so well at their age.
Their reply? "Good energy, humour, positive attitude and their own special bond has been their secret to reaching 90!"
Members of the public also helped Kathleen and Margaret celebrate their milestone birthday and reunion, with one commenter on Twitter writing: "Adorable! Happy 90th birthday to Kathleen & Margaret!"
"What a lovely story!" another added.
The twins are now exploring the beautiful City of the Tribes as they, like the rest of the Irish public, celebrate the end to some of the most harsh and restrictive measures implemented to slow the spread of Covid-19.
And with warm weather and clear skies on the way to the Emerald Isle, we're sure the twins will enjoy the Staycation of a lifetime.