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Seeing double at Newtownhamilton High
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Seeing double at Newtownhamilton High

You could be accused of seeing double if you made a visit to Newtownhamilton High this year.

Incredibly, the school currently has a set of twins in each year group. The arrival of Kris and Lee Bradshaw into year eight on 1 September 2017 completed the remarkable situation at the South Armagh school.

To confuse staff and pupils even more, year 12 pupils Jessica and Kelly-Ann Smyth are triplets, while their sister Megan is a pupil at Royal School Armagh.

Principal Neil Megaw said

“Newtownhamilton High has been a growing school over recent years and this is obviously reflected by a growing population within the community that we serve. 

“Having five sets of twins and two pupils from a set of triplets would suggest that there is definitely something in the water in the South Armagh area!”

The Smyth triplets, Jessica and Kelly-Ann attend Newtownhamilton High and sister Megan is a pupil at Royal School Armagh
The Smyth triplets, Jessica and Kelly-Ann attend Newtownhamilton High and sister Megan is a pupil at Royal School Armagh
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