Broadcasting legend to visit Portlaoise

BROADCASTING legend and popular TV personality Gay Byrne will be visiting Portlaoise this May when he brings his one man show to the Dunamaise Arts Centre on Thursday May 17.

BROADCASTING legend and popular TV personality Gay Byrne will be visiting Portlaoise this May when he brings his one man show to the Dunamaise Arts Centre on Thursday May 17.

The show at the Dunamaise is part of a short Irish tour and is an opportunity to enjoy Gay Byrne at his best in a live performance. Gay will be telling some of the greatest showbiz stories never told in this unique performance. In his five decade broadcasting career, Gay Byrne was “the man who changed Ireland”. On both his RTÉ morning radio show and the weekly Late Late Show he introduced Ireland to modernity and was at the forefront of discussion of many social issues.

From senior politicians to senior clergy to the brightest stars in the Hollywood firmament, Gay has been a confessor figure to the good, the bad and the ugly. At 77, he’s now in semi-retirement but during his exhilarating two hour plus show, he talks about all the extraordinary moments he has witnessed or been at the centre of. From secondhand Donegal tombstones to US president Calvin Coolidge to first meeting Kathleen Watkins on Dawson Street, he covers an array of the insightful, the intuitive and the ingenious.

The audience can expect to hear behind the scenes stories of the stars and the star-makers with Ireland’s foremost legendary broadcaster in his first solo stage show. The performance is produced by John McColgan.

Tickets for this show are priced at €20 and are available now from the Dunamaise Arts Centre. To find out more or to book tickets, visit www.dunamaise.ie or visit 057 86 63355.