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DIY SOS Ireland, RTE. Series 1, Episode 1 – Limerick

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rte diy sos, ireland

As noted previously, I only draw the gardens and alongside Alan, Johno, Sophie and Aoife, am part of the team that makes the build happen. A bizillion miracles and angels however (literally) made the magic real.

Further details – DIY SOS Ireland.

From RTE 1:

In February DIY SOS renovated the home of Amy Mulcahy (13), who was left with a life altering brain injury after a rowing accident in Limerick in February 2019. Amy was not expected to survive the accident, as she was trapped under water for a number of minutes, before being rescued by Limerick Fire Service, who by sheer coincidence were performing a training exercise on the riverbank.

Anyhow, since an early and grim prognosis Amy has defied all the odds, endured months of hospitalisation in Dublin and was eventually moved back home to Annacotty. However, Amy’s rehabilitation at home was severely hampered, as she was sleeping downstairs in the family sitting room and was unable to access the upstairs bathroom etc., as she needs to use a wheelchair for mobility.

So that is where the DIY SOS team stepped in by completing revamping the family home in 9 days and giving Amy back some privacy and dignity within her own family home, which she shares with her wonderfully, warm and positive mother Sharon, her brother Calum (early 20s) and his energetic three year old twin nephews, Leo and Ashton.

Build Team:

Further info:

Photo: Luke W Cleary Photography

Above [L-R]: Sharon Mulcahy (mom); Sophie Pozzey, Johno Davis & Alan Kilkenny (Series Building Maestro’s), Peter Donegan (Series Garden Design), Aoife Rhattigan (Interior Design), Baz Ashmaway (Presenter) and Amy Mulcahy (inspirational legend).