This week's Ray D'Arcy Show guests have been revealed and include Oscar-nominee Richard E. Grant and Father Ted star Pauline McLynn.

It was confirmed on Thursday that Grant, who received an Oscar nomination for his role alongside Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me, would be speaking exclusively to Ray about his awards season experiences.

Richard E. Grant for Ray D'Arcy Show

Star of stage and screen Pauline McLynn will chat to Ray about her favourite St Patrick's Day memories, why playing Irish mammies has served her career well and how she hasn't given up hope of presenting the Eurovision! 

Pauline McLynn to talk about her favourite St Patrick's Day memories

Irish couple living in Canada, Aaron and Jay O’Bryan, reveal their battle to get their one-year-old son Jake an Irish passport and why they still don't have full legal rights in Ireland.

14-year-old busker Sam Clifford tells Ray about being plucked from busking obscurity on Grafton Street earlier this week by country music superstar Keith Urban, to performing with him hours later in the 3Arena in front of 13,000 people.

Three teenage boys from Crumlin have made it to the World Irish Championships in North Carolina, putting them in the top 1% of Irish dancers worldwide. They’ll show off their dancing talents live in studio.

Ray will be hosting the first St Patrick's Day parade of the year, with bands, dancers, dogs, acrobats and acts from all over the country and beyond!

Plus there'll be music from our St Patrick's Day house band - Irish trad fusion group, Moxie.

Watch The Ray D'Arcy Show, Saturday March 16 at 9.30pm on RTÉ One.