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Mealladh na Mara follows 3 people and their strong connection with the Sea
Thursday, 6 July 2023
Niamh talks to Dave about being featured in Mealladh na Mara. Which is available to watch now on the RTE Player.
Geoff Gould – West Cork Fit-up Festival
Wednesday, 5 July 2023
The innovative festival was established in 2009,with the aim of bringing traditional theatre to rural villages and islands in West Cork, in a festival tent.
Clive Davis- Chairperson of the Cork LBGT + Pride Festival
Tuesday, 4 July 2023
The Cork LBGT + Pride Festival, is happening from July 30th - August 5th. It is also celebrating 30 years since the decimalization of Homosexuality in Ireland.
Mary St. Leger – Art For The Heart
Thursday, 29 June 2023
As part of the Creative Lives series Mary spoke about Doneraile Art Festival, which is one of the main events organised by Art For The Heart.
Mide Houlihan - Cork Musician
Wednesday, 28 June 2023
Míde Houlihan took time to speak to Dave ahead of her gig at Brú Bar, we also heard her new single “Truth Be Told” she wrote the reflective song during lockdown.
Michael Manley – Carraig Na Bhfear Drama Society
Tuesday, 27 June 2023
Michael spoke to Breda Forrest as part of the Creative Lives series, where they discussed the Carraig Na Bhfear drama society.
Craig Harrington – Cork Sports Partnership
Monday, 26 June 2023
Athletics week is starting on June 30th and running through to July 8th.
Julie Kelleher – Director of “Found”
Friday, 23 June 2023
Broken Crow Productions in association with the Everyman and Clonmel Junction were showing Aideen Wilde’s play “Found “ and it’s directed by Julie. It was show throughout the weekend in the Graffiti Theatre in Blackpool.
Willie Duffy – Fota Wildlife Park, Park Ranger
Thursday, 22 June 2023
Willie chats with Dave about the upcoming Carnival celebrations, where Red FM will be on board.
Caleb Sheehan- Motor Neurone Disease sufferer
Wednesday, 21 June 2023
Caleb features in an advert highlighting how Motor Neurone Disease started with tremors. He goes onto explain how the tremors started nearly two years ago, and he was officially diagnosed in January of 2022.
Chris O’Sullivan – Irish Defence Forces
Tuesday, 20 June 2023
Chris is training in the Defence Forces in Collins Barracks, and Chris and his colleagues took it upon themselves to help raise funds for Marymount Hospice.
Cian McSweeney – Cork Band True Tides
Monday, 19 June 2023
Cork Band True Tides are back for their “Rise Above” tour.
Mary P. O’Sullivan - Laharn Community Action Group
Friday, 16 June 2023
Mary and Laharn Community Action group are talking about how they are maintaining the old tradition of dancing at the crossroads at their nearby crossroads at Laharn ,situated at the foot of the Baelic Mountains in North Cork
Gavin McEntee- Playwright
Thursday, 15 June 2023
From next Sunday 18th -Thursday 22nd in the Granary, Gavin, and Broken Crow’s production of “The Settling” will be staged.
Siobhán McSweeney - Award Winning Cork Actress
Wednesday, 14 June 2023
The UCC science graduate went onto start as Sister Michael in Derry Girls and is now returning to the stage to act in Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days as Winne,
Johnny Walsh - Kinsale Fisherman
Tuesday, 13 June 2023
Johnny is a Kinsale fisherman who went to The Gambia to sample what life on the West Coast of Africa is like
Ena Howell – President of Cork Federation of the ICA (Irish Countrywomen’s Association)
Monday, 12 June 2023
Ena spoke to Dave ahead of a fashion show in Midleton Park in aid of St Vincent de Paul Midleton and Carrigtwohill.
Gary McCarthy (GMC) Music Producer/Rapper
Friday, 9 June 2023
Music Generation provide education to youth groups, schools, and various organisations around Cork City with kids from 5-18 years old.
Mary Walsh- Cork City Council Scientist
Thursday, 8 June 2023
The free pop up science festival is taking place this weekend is Fitzgerald’s Park, from 11-6 pm on both the Saturday and Sunday.
Pat Harrington Little Blue Heroes on Bumblebee 1000 Supercar Event
Wednesday, 7 June 2023
Pat who sadly lost his 10-year-old son to cancer is Munster Rep for Little blue heroes, who are a non for profit organisation made up of existing and retired members of An Garda Síochána
Mick Kirby – Chairman Midleton FC
Tuesday, 6 June 2023
Mick talks to Dave ahead of the 50th anniversary of Midleton FC, on June 10th.
Brian Coughlan – City Limits Comedy Club
Friday, 2 June 2023
Brain spoke ahead of Australian Steve Hughes playing at City Limits last Saturday, other comics playing in the coming months including Patrick McDonnell (Eoin McLove) from Fr Ted on June 10th.
Joya Kuin, Festival Manager- Cork Harbour Festival
Thursday, 1 June 2023
Joya talks about the many events taking place as part of the Cork Harbour Festival, which is happening during the bank holiday weekend right through to June 11th.
Robert Twomey- Caseys Furniture
Wednesday, 31 May 2023
Over 25 team members at Casey’s Furniture are psyching themselves up to particate in this year’s Cork City Marathon next Sunday , in the 10k and Half Marathon .
Jack Desmond – Timoleague Filmmaker and one half of the Desmond Brothers
Tuesday, 30 May 2023
Jack and his twin brother Cian have produced a documentary for TG4 called Cluiche As Baile – The Away Game.
Mary O’Riordan- HaPEE (Health, Agriculture, P.P.E)
Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Mary O’Riordan from Millstreet and Lisa O’Riordan from Macroom have teamed up to try and make the medical industry more sustainable with their Company HaPPE (Health, Agriculture, P.P.E).
Sophie Motley – Artistic Director of the Everyman Theatre
Tuesday, 16 May 2023
Since its foundation, the historic venue has seen many acts take to the stage including Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin, and Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant has played there twice.
Aoibhie McCarthy – Artistic Director at Sample Studios
Monday, 15 May 2023
Aoibhie talks about the 2023 STAMP Festival, which is taking place in the Counting House (former Beamish and Crawford House).
Ronan O’ Driscoll/RM Hyde – Cork Musician
Friday, 12 May 2023
Ronan now known as RM Hyde is a 24 year old Singer Songwriter, who’s single Chasing Angels was recorded in Wavefield Recordings in West Cork.
David Quirke – It’s All Music Podcast
Thursday, 11 May 2023
David is doing a podcast with Eoghan Hennessy and Mike Carey, which as the name Suggests is All Music