Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm

Marian Finucane Saturday 15 March 2014

Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

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

Missing Flight MH3370

Missing Flight MH3370

Captain Evan Cullen and China Correspondent for The Guardian, Tania Brannigan talks about the missing MH3370 flight.

Keith Duffy

Keith Duffy

Keith Duffy talks about Boyzone, autism and acting.


Two Phoners

Two Phoners

Melanie Verwoerd talks about the Oscar Pistorius trial and Marian also talks to some Irish rugby fans ahead of the big game against France.


Dylan McGrath

Dylan McGrath

Dylan McGrath talks about food and growing up in Belfast.

Walking in Ireland

Walking in Ireland

Harry McGee, Eibhear Walshe and Mary Mulvihill talk about their favourite places to walk.


Harry – Galway / Connemara / Donegal


Easy route: Galway – introduction – Diamond Hill in Connemara National Park, it’s on its own, not part of a range and it is waymarked. It’s a nice easy walk to start with. It is near Letterfrack.

The next walk is Leic Aimhreidh (Lackavrea) This walk is near Maam Cross and Maumeen. It is a circular ridge and you can walk it in 40 minutes and you have views of Lough Corrib and Maamturk.

Challenging route: Glen Coaghan horseshoe this is the south facing valley of the 12 bens. This walks takes in 7 of the 12 Bens. It’s an unrelenting climb of ridges and you get to the top of the 12 Bens. It’s for experienced and fit hill walkers.

You have to scramble on some parts of it as it’s very steep.

It also takes about 9 hours, so you have to leave early to make sure you complete the walk in day light. You need a map, compass, rain gear. You need to bring plenty of water and food. Also, you need to plan it in advance. There is also a “scree run” – small rocks you can run down.

The weather is unpredictable so bring rain gear.

Co Mayo - A nice one to do in Mayo is one called Ben Creggan – it’s in the Delphi Valley – amazing green valley.

Donegal - Easy route: Coastal walk – goes from Dunfanaghy in North West Donegal and local GAA club.

Eibhear – Cork/Kerry

Beara Way - The Beara Way, incorporating part of the Beara Breifne Way based on the march of O’Sullivan Beare in 1603.

Dingle Way - This is another Looped route – off road – that you can do starting and finishing in Dingle.

Kerry Way - This route is longer and over 200kms. You can do up to 8 days – starts from Muckcross Park and it ends in Killarney.


Mary's Walks

Seefin, near Kippure – close to Dublin, and Brittas  – it’s not very high, and it has a great cairn, and a burial chamber that you can explore and shelter in!  

The hills around Glendalough and Glendasan and St Kevins Way

The Cooley Mountains above the medieval village of Carlingford.           





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In-depth interviews, human interest stories, consumer and lifestyle news as well as a lively panel discussion on issues of the week and newspaper reviews.

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