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Dundalk man appears on First Dates Ireland

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Dundalk man appears on First Dates Ireland

Aidan McCann

A Dundalk widower has appeared on First Dates Ireland. 

Aidan McCann was featured on the show last night where he had a date with a woman called Bernie from Swords. 

On the popular TV show Aidan opened up about losing his wife to cancer eight years ago. 

61 year old Aidan, who said he is an old school romantic, also recently featured in a story in The Daily Mirror after he lost 5 stone at his local Slimming World Group. 

His date Bernie, who has been divorced 11 years, asked the Dundalk man about his late wife and the Dundalk man told her the heartbreaking story saying: 

"I met my wife what would have been the old style at a dance hall and we just clicked at the time.

"We were married for 31 years. I got married when I was 23 going on 24.

"We met each other when we were 18.

"Her cancer was cured and she was in remission but the chemo and the radium took this toll on her system.

"It was the after effects where the chemo and the radium had burnt all of her immune systems.

"Her immune system had gone completely.

"And when I think of it now they were saying there's nothing we can do.

"And I was still going up and saying what are you going to do next.

"She went into a stage of being in that much pain that she had to give her morphine.

"I got a call to come up to the hospital quickly.

"And I went up to the hospital and they were just putting her into a semi-coma.

"So they put her into a semi-coma and they said we are going to treat her and take her out the far side but she never came out the far side.

"So I never really got a chance to say a proper goodbye."

Following their date Aidan and Bernie agreed to meet again for a second date. 

RTE also revealed that the pair went on a few more dates following the show and that they even met up whilst they were both on holidays in Lanzarote. 

First Dates airs again on RTE2 next Thursday, January 23 at 9.30.