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Eanna Ní Lamhna

Eanna Ní Lamhna "fell off a door" when she was thirteen years old. Her injuries were such that she couldn't take part in Home Economics classes at school and consequently took up extra science subjects.

The well-known botanist and entomologist holds bachelors and masters degrees in Biology from UCD.

An experienced radio and television broadcaster and a fluent Irish speaker, her distinctive voice is so well known that she is even imitated on TV commercials. She is best known for her contributions to Mooney Goes Wild on One.

This Saturday morning nature radio show features Eanna's enthusiastic explorations of the, um, stickier side of the insect world - suffice to say many a fry-up has gone uneaten as a result!

On the scientific side, Eanna was responsible for much of the ground-breaking species distribution mapping carried out by An Foras Forbartha in the early 1970s.

As well as her enthusiasm for creep-crawlies, she has special interest in bats and is deeply involved in education.

In 2004 Eanna was named President of An Taisce. Eanna is passionate about food and loves to cook for family and friends.

She simply can't understand why people say things like, "Will we have the dinner now and get it over with?".

For Eanna, eating is a celebration of food, family and friends. She's hoping the critics will join that celebration in The Restaurant.

Click here get the menu and recipes from tonight's show.

Read what guest critic Keith Floyd and the others said here.

Eanna Ní Lamhna
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