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RTÉ coming up roses for Bloom 2015
27 May 2015 18:06
With Bloom 2015 in the Phoenix Park running from Thursday May 28 to Monday June 1, RTÉ has announced details of its coverage, including Marty in the Morning, Liveline, the Super Garden finale, RTÉjr's Bug Hunter, RTÉ Weather and much more.
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RTÉ will broadcast from a specially constructed mobile radio and TV studio, with an RTÉ pop-up garden and live performance area also on site.
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Noel Curran, Director-General, RTÉ, said: "Public events are important for RTÉ. Whether it's our presence at the National Ploughing Championships, the BT Young Scientist, Culture Night or the All-Ireland Drama Festival, these events allow us to meet our audiences and support important communities.
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"Bloom is an important event in the annual Irish food and horticultural calendar and I'm delighted that RTÉ will be there."
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Marty Whelan will begin RTÉ's coverage with lyric fm's Marty in the Morning live from Bloom on Thursday May 28, and the live final of Super Garden on RTÉ One will also be broadcast from the Phoenix Park on Thursday.
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Liveline's Funny Friday on Radio 1 will come from Bloom on Friday May 29.
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With RTÉ Weather live from Bloom on Thursday and Friday, presenter Nuala Carey will also host a panel event at Bloom on Friday afternoon with Super Garden's Paddy Gleeson, designer Leonie Cornelius and RTÉ/Met Éireann's Siobhan Ryan the guests.
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On Saturday, Radio 1's Countrywide and lyric fm's The Hamilton Scores will be live from Bloom, with the Bug Hunter entertaining younger fans on RTÉjr.
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Sunday May 31 will see the Live at Bloom Music Session with Radio 1's Cathal Murray, a special Twigín programme on RTÉjr and Trish Taylor Thompson live from the festival on lyric fm.
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On Monday June 1, the lyric fm Quartet will play live from 10:00am, followed by Niall Carroll's show on the station and another Live at Bloom Music Session with Risin' Time's Shay Byrne.
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There will also be extensive Bloom coverage on: www.rte.ie/player.
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For more on Bloom, visit: www.bloominthepark.com.
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