Home Irish Showbiz Ed Sheeran sends 10-year-old fan from Sligo the SWEETEST gift

Ed Sheeran sends 10-year-old fan from Sligo the SWEETEST gift

Lily O'Brien received a huge surprise in the post this week


Ed Sheeran has sent a 10-year-old fan from Sligo the sweetest gift.

Lily O’Brien from Riverstown wrote the singer a letter back in May, after watching a documentary about Ed visiting Africa.

Much to her delight, Lily received a very special package back from the singer this week – which contained a beautiful handmade Sheeran by Lowden guitar.

Lily’s mother Amanda told the heartwarming story to the Irish Independent: “During lockdown my daughter Lily was learning to type. Having dyslexia she finds writing extremely hard.”

Lily with her guitar | Facebook

Amanda explained that Lily typed her first letter to Ryan Tubridy, after he announced that he had contracted the coronavirus.

“She said: ‘I’m going to send him a get well card, I’m going to send him a letter.’”

After Ryan replied to Lily’s letter, the 10-year-old decided she was “going to write to other people that she liked, so she did.”

Lily told her mother to address the envelope to: “Ed Sheeran, Singer of the Galway Girl, London.”

Lowden Guitars

Amanda thanked Ed for the thoughtful gesture, revealing that Lily began guitar lessons prior to the coronavirus lockdown and was looking forward to continuing.

“We can’t thank Ed enough for what he has done for our child’s confidence, as she said herself ‘dreams do come true.’


“We can’t get over that he actually responded, never mind the gift he actually gave.

“It was unreal. It is amazing. There must have been something in the letter she sent that jumped out at him.”

Photo: G. McDonnell / VIPIRELAND.COM

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Jackie talks about her fight to get Coco’s Law brought into legislation in Ireland – a new law that will make online bullying a criminal offence.

WARNING – episode contains discussion about self-harming and suicide. If this interview affects you in any way please contact Pieta House.

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