Elderly Irish couple keep their spirits up by singing Stayin’ Alive

Johnny and Carmel Kierans

An elderly Irish couple are keeping their spirits up during the coronavirus lockdown by singing and dancing together.

Johnny and Carmel Kierans are both 80 years old but seem decades younger as they dance around their living room.

Ireland has gone into lockdown in a bid to stop the spread of the potentially deadly virus.

Johnny and Carmel Kierans

It means everyone must stay at home unless they are heading out for an essential reason such as buying food or medicine.

Johnny and Carmel are at a particular risk due to their age.

Thankfully, the pandemic hasn’t forced the Kierans to lose their sense of fun and the Drogheda couple have found a great way to pass the time.

They sang and danced to their song of choice, which was appropriately Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees.

Their video has delighted fans around the world who are taking inspiration from the couple’s positive attitude.

Take a look at the video below.

The wonderful video of the Kierans is one of many positives to come out of such challenging times.

In the previous days and weeks, several Irish people have stepped up to the plate to release videos or tell stories that have helped keep all of our spirits up.

An Irish care home revealed it had become inundated with letters from around the world after putting out an appeal to the public.

A priest lightened the mood when he accidentally applied filters during a social media broadcast of mass.

Irish sisters serenade their mam a Stevie Wonder classic from through her window for Mother’s Day.

The Cliffs of Moher visitor centre introduced a virtual tour to allow fans from around the world to experience the stunning views.

Westlife fans posted videos of them learning the band’s dance moves after a challenge from star Mark Feehily.

Fellow boyband stars Ronan Keating and Gary Barlow performed an online duet.

An Irish youngster received messages of encouragement from Manchester United legends Peter Schmeichel and David de Gea after his mother posted a video of him practicing his goalkeeping skills.

Women’s boxing world champion Katie Taylor posted the first of her boxing circuits to help fans stay fit during the lockdown.

Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcallingJoin our community