Saturday, 13 December 2008
Ireland's most famous flame-haired presenter had us in hysterics as he mortified a fellow red-heaf in the audience and taught Ryan how to talk to a horse. While "Hanging with" world-beating trainer Aidan O'Brien, Hector travelled to the US in style - sharing a private jet with 8 race horses!
Ireland's first woman president told Ryan about the highs and lows of her seven years in office, leaving to become the UN high-commissioner of human rights, and her new role with Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other elder statesmen of the world. After 18 years we decided to re-unite our former-president with one of her bitterest rivals for the post - Dustin The Turkey!
The man who brought us "The Dunnes Stores Girl" is back with his new album full of the Irish songs we all sang in the classroom many years ago. The atmosphere was electric as the audience helped John to belt out "Beidh Aonach Amárach." And when Hector joined him for a rendition of " Óró, Sé do Bheatha Abhaile" they brought the house down!