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Ray Darcy Tuesday 24 November 2015

Run with Ray!

This summer RTÉ Radio 1 is inviting all our listeners to Run with Ray!

The Ray D’Arcy show is hitting the road on the 10th of June for five special live shows. After each show there will be a 5K ‘Run with Ray’ event at 6pm **registration will begin at 4:30pm please come early to ensure you get the correct size t-shirt and check in**. The  locations for the week are

Monday 10th June - The Regional Park, Ballincollig, Cork

Tuesday 11th June - Mungret Park, Limerick - Sold Out

Wednesday 12th June - JF Kennedy Arboretum, New Ross, Wexford

Thursday 13th June - Royal Canal, Kilcock, Kildare

Friday 14th June - in St Anne's, Raheny, Dublin

We want you to give it a go and run 5K with Ray, whether you’re a beginner or you want to get back into running.

How to sign up?
Registration fee of €5 (this covers the cost of the t-shirt)

Listen to RTÉ Radio 1 every Tuesday from 3 - 4:30pm to hear from expert Running Coach Mary Jennings who is the author of Get Running and founder of Forget The Gym, how you can go from the Couch to 5K. Mary will be on the show every Tuesday to give running advice and tips. Ray will also host a special weekly running podcast to help you on your way to 5K!

You can follow the 6 week plan below:
Week One

Week Two

Week Three

Week Four

See you in the park!

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Unluckiest Woman in Ireland

Unluckiest Woman in Ireland

Elizabeth McGuinness calls herself the Unluckiest Woman in Ireland

At 8 years of age,she was struck by a bolt of lightning. It was a miracle she survived…;  then she had heart failure in USA (following major sunstroke, seizure and swallowing her tongue).. they had to re boot her heart, she was bitten by a poisonous spider (while pregnant and lost the baby); survived a major car accident and a motorbike crash. Then she had a stroke in New Zealand and decided to come home to Ireland.


Dr James Gray

Dr James Gray

At the beginning of November, there were revelations about a 91 year old waiting for 29 hours on a trolley in A&E in Tallaght Hospital.  Dr James Gray is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Tallaght Hospital since 2006. He is a medicolegal expert in Accident and Emergency Medicine since 2006 and is an expert in all aspects of injury and trauma.


Brenda O'Keeffe - Marathon Woman

Brenda O'Keeffe - Marathon Woman

Brenda O'Keeffe only took up running in 2010 aged 32 ... this year she is aiming to break the Irish record in running 106 Marathons in one year – this will be a new Irish record for a man or a woman

She  can’t stop and feels if she does stop that she won't be able to get going again. She was in a bar in Dublin in 2009 when all these ladies came in celebrating completing the mini marathon. She decided there and then to run it next year. She did in June 2010 and then went on to do her first marathon in Dublin that October... 6 days later she ran another one in Berlin. Since then she has run 204 full marathons (the equivalent of 5304 Miles/8907km)

Jewellery Valuation

Jewellery Valuation

A jewellery valuation expert and gemmologist, Carol Clarke wants to warn people about some of pitfalls around buying and valuing jewellery but in particular one of the problems she identified was people getting ripped off abroad...

She said ‘I spend a huge amount of time with young couples who are being ripped off with clarity enhanced diamonds they did not know they bought until I tell them. This is now part of my daily work with I find most upsetting’.

One of her clients Rachel Heffernan is in studio with Carol and Ray D'Arcy to talk about what happened to her...

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Sympathy For The Devil - Neptunes Radio Mix

Sympathy For The Devil - Neptunes Radio Mix

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On today's show,  We met the couple  who are travelling to every train station in Ireland, the Irish man who looks after Lords cricket ground, sea-swimming and we answer your sleep queries


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