Those were the odds of the school taking in seven sets of twins two years in succession. But incredibly enough, it happened.
Teachers at Glanmire Community College (GCC), in Co. Cork were left scarcely believing their eyes when, for the second year in a row, they saw seven sets of twins begin secondary school.
GCC principal, Ronan McCarthy, said: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome our new incoming first-year students to Glanmire Community College. On this defining day for our students and their families, I know you will join me in wishing them well as they begin their journey of learning in GCC.
“In particular, and for the second year in succession, we welcome seven sets of twins into our first-year group, which is a one in 300 generations occurrence. Though there is much that they may share, we look forward to developing their many talents and meeting their unique and individual needs.”
As mentioned before, the school is no stranger to accepting twins, with the seven sets starting their first-year 12 months ago, and with the latest batch of genetic-doubles it leaves the school incredibly with 27 sets of twins and one set of triplets.