Marian Finucane

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Marian Finucane Saturday 22 April 2017

Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Live stimulating mix of news, interviews, reports and discussion.

Pádraig Ó Céidigh - Independent Senator

Pádraig Ó Céidigh - Independent Senator

Former CEO of Aer Arann, Pádraig Ó Céidigh, and now member of the Oireachtas since he became a senator last May, joined Marian in studio. 

Ralph Reigel - Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll's wedding day

Ralph Reigel - Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll's wedding day

Ralph Reigel from the Irish Independent joined Marian on the phone to give us some updates on Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll's wedding day, in Ashford Castle in Cong, Co. Galway. 

Life after Munster - Johnny holland

Life after Munster - Johnny holland

With Dublin for Munster’s clash with Saracens in the Aviva Stadium this afternoon and Leinster of playing Clermont Auvergne in France tomorrow in the other Champions Cup semi final.

We were joined by former Munster rugby player, Johnny Holland on life after Munster, when his career was cut short because of an injury. 

SUMMER CAMPS - Esther McCarthy Read and Geraldine Smythe

SUMMER CAMPS - Esther McCarthy Read and Geraldine Smythe

With summer fast approaching on the horizon, we thought right about now would be the best time to give some tips on that old perennial - What to do with the children during the holidays?

To talk us through some options we were joined Esther McCarthy Read, who is Life / Style editor of The Irish Examiner, and by Geraldine Smythe, who is founder of



  • The 2nd Annual Kids Guide Summer Camp Fair is May 14th Sunday in Dun Laoghaire
  • Connemara Maths Academy- (Exclusive- STEM camp)

(Connemara) Residential Camp with full room and board in your choice of three lovely places for the kids- Glenstal Abbey; Delphi Resort; and Killary Centre (Saturday to Saturday) Ages 10-17

Cost: 800 Euro a week per child, 6 weeks to choose from in July and August


Sailing Courses in Dublin at the Irish National Sailing ...

Based in Dun Laoghaire, we are the largest sailboat training provider in Ireland and have been getting people on the water since 1972. We have an excellent safety ...

(Dun Laoghaire)

Cost: 209 Euros for 1 week with price discounts for multiple kids or camps booked. Monday-Friday 9-5pm for ages 7-18 and M-F 9-12:30am for ages 4-6, 13 weeks to choose from





Organised throughout the summer from Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 2.30pm, in all 32 Counties and overseas. (see Camp venues for dates). Attendance is open to primary school children aged 6 years to 13 years.

Cost: In the ROI €60 for 1st. child; €50 for 2nd child which also covers the gear needed. If you book into subsequent weeks of camp and already have the gear it's only €35 in ROI and if you're in Northern Ireland it's just 50 Sterling for the first week and 30 Sterling for subsequent weeks!



  •  Moontour- (Unexpected camp- Irish Language Immersion camp 20 minutes from the heart of Dublin)-

Ages 10-18. Cost is not yet published for this year but will be around the 200 Euro mark if I remember correctly from 2016. hope to get word from Sean before the broadcast tomorrow!


Cost: for 5 day camp €120, Cost: for 4 day camp €99 Age 7 – 15 yrs.



(Shannon) They will announce teen camps soon. Meanwhile for primary aged kids there are two themes-

a) Summer Aviation Camp:

Date: Monday 10th -Thursday 13th July
Time: 10.00 pm – 1.00 pm
Fee: €135 per child
Ages: 8-12 yrs.

b) Aviation Craft and Model Camp
Date: Monday 10th -Thursday 13th July
Time: 1.30 pm – 4.00 pm
Fee: €65 per child including materials
Ages: 8-12 yrs.



Cost: Ranges between 115 for 4 day camps and 145 Euros for 5 day camps. Cookery camp theme for savoury dishes plus cae decorating


  •  DLR Multisport Camps- For kids that like to be active but don't have a sport yet- tasters of all kinds (Very reasonable and great flexible schedule camp with early drop off for Working mums and dads!- Multi sport) - (Dublin)

Cost: €90 per week (€72 for 4 day camp on Bank Holidays) or €25 per day

Note: 4 day camp price is only available for weeks with a bank holiday
Time: 09:00 – 15:00. Early drop off at 08:30 at no extra cost.


Geraldine Smythe

Chief Cheer Leader


PS- Join us for the 2nd Annual Kids Guide Summer Camp Fair on May 14th, 2017 at the Royal Marine Hotel in beautiful Dun Laoghaire, Dublin! Last minute call for exhibitors! Don't miss Dublin and Ireland's largest fair of its kind w/ 1000s of visitors!!


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"Kids Guide is a really well run and professional organisation. Thank you so much for everything. I think Kids Guide will be around for a long time. " - Angie Canavan- Mimi's French Classes, Kids Guide partner


Kids Guide Ireland/Dublin is the premiere online guide and event company sharing all the best that Dublin has to offer for children's services and products. Visit us online for your child's next adventure in learning and fun!







The Moderators - Ciaran Cassidy

The Moderators - Ciaran Cassidy

Well you may not know it, but companies like Facebook and Twitter employ a small army of workers who constantly filter their websites for offensive content. Documentary maker, Ciaran Cassidy joined Marian to discuss his new documentary called The Moderators which goes behind the scenes at an office in Bangalore, India, where we meet some of the ‘content moderators’ who filter through this material. 

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