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Monday 19th August

Katrina Runske - Grove House.

Danish-woman Katrina Runske is a force of nature. Over 30 years ago she fell in love with and moved to west Cork. Since then, she has taught piano, set up a café and bookshop, and opened a beautiful retreat and guest-house. Ryan found out all about her adventures - and where she gets her energy!

Fastnet Film Festival

Imagine a film festival in a place with no cinema. You've just imagined Schull! A hugely imaginative initiative, for the best part of a week every year, the cafés, pubs, restaurants, and even bedrooms in Schull are transformed into film theatres. Hilary McCarthy of the festival shared the secret of its success with Ryan.

Carmel Waddy - Brú Colambanus

Brú Colambanus is a wondrous facility in Wilton, Co. Cork, that provides much-needed (and completely free) accomodation for families of seriously ill patients in Cork hospitals. Volunteer Carmel Waddy, who works in the Brú Colambanus charity shop in Cork, told Ryan all about it.

David Harte - Marine Outdoor Education Centre

Sailing is on the school curriculum in Schull! Ryan chatted with David Harte, who was instrumental in helping such an unusual but brilliant idea to become a reality.

Helen Collins - Taste the Island and grand-uncle Michael Collins

Helen Collins, chairperson of, 'Taste the Island,' and grand-niece of Michael Collins, dropped by with a basket of delicious West Cork food, and a fascinating story about her family history.

Fionn Ferrira - Google Science Award-winner

18-year-old Schull native Fionn Ferrira recently won a Google Science Award with his project for removing micro-plastics from the ocean. He told Ryan about his brainchild and what's ahead for him.

Eddie Pyburn - Barnett's Shop

Local shop-owner, family man and passionate Schull resident Eddie spoke to Ryan about his exit from the rat race and his family's move into local business, selling vintage items and clothes.

Live from Schull! News Round-Up of the Day.

You spoke, and we listened! We asked our listeners to choose our next Wild Atlantic Way stop, and the winner was.....beautiful Schull in West Cork. Ryan reviewed the papers and waxed lyrical about this stunning spot.

Friday 16th August

It's a Small World.

Ryan took great delight this week in playing the tune, 'It's a Small World,' from the Disneyland Paris attraction of the same name. He played it again....and again...........and again. Eventually one brave listener Claire O'Brien got in touch to beseech him to stop, with her tale of woe at the hands of that particular ear-worm.

Seán McGarry - Shower Gem and, 'Dragon's Den'

Entrepreneur and Mayo-man Seán came on to talk to Ryan about his recent experience presenting his business idea in front of 24 (24!) cameras and 5 dragons on, 'Dragon's Den.'

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to Councillor Hazel Chu about racism in Ireland, Sinéad Carroll about a serious dating dilemma, supervet Noel Fitzpatrick about sharing the love of animals, and Chris Donovan about the PTSD he suffered after serving with the defence forces.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Thursday 15th August

Chris Donovan - PTSD

Ryan spoke with Chris Donovan, a former member of the Irish Defence Forces who suffered terribly from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of traumatic scenes he witnessed whilst on numerous tours in Lebanon.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Wednesday 14th August

Zoe Desmond

Businesswoman Zoe chatted with Ryan about her new app, 'Frolo,' which connects single parents, helps them make new friends and meet others in similar situations, and offers advice.

Noel Fitzpatrick

Supervet Noel spoke to Ryan about, 'Animal Rescue Live,' which returns to our screens this week, and his mission to raise awareness and rescue animals from misery.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention. And the 3 books that Ryan mentioned are; 1) 'I, Fatty,' by Jerry Stahl 2) 'Fleishman is in Trouble,' by Taffy Brodesser-Akner 3) '3 Women,' by Lisa Taddeo.

Tuesday 13th August

Sinéad Carroll - dating dilemma.

Everyone has something that they're reluctant to tell a potential suitor, but what if that, 'Something,' is the fact that you have a terminal illness? Sinéad Carroll is facing that exact dilemma in her life, and spoke to Ryan to share her story, and possibly get some advice.

Demi Isaac Oviawe - Leaving Cert Results

'Young Offenders,' and, 'Dancing with the Stars,' star Demi came on to talk to Ryan about her Leaving Cert results, whether or not they really matter to her, and what her plans are for afterwards.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Monday 12th August

Hazel Chu

Green Party councillor Hazel Chu joined Ryan in studio to discuss the often hidden racism that's rife in Irish society, her personal experience of it, and how it's everyone's responsibility to speak up if they witness or go through it.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Friday 9th August

Malorie Blackman

Writer Malorie Blackman chatted with Maggie about her new book, 'Crossfire,' how racism is as bad as it ever was, and television adaptations of her literary children!

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Maggie spoke to Mick Finnegan about mental health and rugby helping it, Nicola Gogarty about killers re-offending, Anthony Butler and Jessie about love on the run, Malorie Blackman about new book, 'Crossfire,' and Antonio Banderas about his new film, 'Pain and Glory.'

Antonio Banderas

Maggie spoke to star Antonio Banderas about diving deep into roles, his new film, 'Pain and Glory,' and, how London is the Hollywood of Europe!

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Maggie's attention.

Thursday 8th August

Prof. Declan Devane - The People's Trial

Prof. Declan Devane spoke to Maggie about, 'The People's Trial,' which will help us to understand what's involved in all those clinical trials that we hear about every day.

Anthony and Jessie - Love on the Run

Anthony Butler and Jessie Rix told Maggie their story, which started ostensibly when Anthony lost his sight after being shot, but ended happily when they met through Achilles International, a sports organisation for impaired, disabled and able-bodied athletes. www.achillesinternational.org

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Maggie's attention.

Wednesday 7th August

Nicola Gogarty - Released to Kill Again.

'Released to Kill Again,' is a Channel 5 documentary about murderers who re-offended once back out in society. Nicola Gogarty spoke to Maggie about about one such killer who brutally murdered her beloved dad John in 2015.

Konnie Huq - 'Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World'

Television presenter Konnie Huq chatted with Maggie about young people, their future, how entertainment for their generation has changed, and her new book, 'Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World,' due out tomorrow.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Maggie's attention.

Tuesday 6th August

Mick Finnegan - Mental Health Awareness

Maggie is joined by Mick Finnegan from Crumlin in Dublin who has overcome some difficult times including homelessness to become a Mental Health Awareness Campaigner.

The Affair

Maggie reads out a listeners letter about her husband being unfaithful.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Maggie's attention.

Friday 2nd August

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Maggie spoke to Prof. Peter Wilson and Ella McSweeney about, 'How Animals Work,' Brian O'Sullivan about parental alienation, Brendan Doyle about aiming to be Olympic bobsleigh champion, Rachael Lee about breaking world swimming records, and Sarah O'Neill about teenage cancer and coming through it.

Orna O'Reilly - The Blonde in the Gondola

Irishwoman Orna O'Reilly moved to Italy with the express purpose of writing a novel...and she has succeeded! After years of travel-writing, her first book, 'The Blonde in the Gondola,' came out last month. She shared her story of her love for all things Italian, and how they inspired her tale, with Maggie.

Róisín Sheerin - Canal Clean-Up

Róisín Sheerin is a member of one of the many groups of volunteers who are aiming to make their local environment that bit cleaner and healthier by picking up litter - even when out jogging! She spoke to Maggie about these armies that are popping up all around the country, cleaning canals, beaches, rivers and much more.

Jean Grainger - Gap Year

Irish author Jean Grainger is, along with her husband and two young children, taking a gap year, and is leaving Cork for the sunny skies of Australia. She told Maggie about their upcoming adventure and how her writing success is funding it.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Maggie's attention.

Thursday 1st August

Sarah O'Neill - Survivor

Sarah O'Neill is a remarkable young woman. She has a mature head on young shoulders as the result of cancer diagnosis and treatment at a young age. She spoke to Maggie about her experience, coming through it, and how she's gone on to achieve massive goals - despite, or maybe because of, her experience.

Lisa Tierney-Keogh - This Beautiful Village

Playwright Lisa Tierney-Keogh returned to Ireland from New York a year ago. She spoke to Maggie about the ups and downs of life in the Big Apple, coming home, and her upcoming play in the Abbey, 'This Beautiful Village.'

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Maggie's attention.

Wednesday 31st July

Rachael Lee - record-breaker!

Rachael Lee, along with her husband Tom and team-mate Ronan, is a world record-holder! Yesterday they braved killer whales, lion's mane jelly-fish and freezing cold to swim the North Channel, and smash the previous record. She popped in to tell Maggie of their truly outstanding feat.

Brendan Doyle - from garda to, 'Cool Runnings!'

Brendan Doyle underwent a horrific ordeal in the line of duty, which damaged his mental health and led to him leaving the job that he loved. He is now bidding to be Ireland's first bobsled skeleton Olympic champion. He told Maggie his story, and how he shares it to help others with their mental health struggles.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Maggie's attention.

Tuesday 30th July

Brian O'Sullivan - Parental Alienation

After receiving an email from a father who hasn't seen his children in three months, consultant systemic family therapist and expert in Parental Alienation Brian O'Sullivan joined Maggie to discuss this phenomenon, and how it affects everyone in the family. For more, see https://parentalalienation.eu/

Love Island - an Irish winner!

Last night, with a shock victory, Greg O'Shea and Amber Gill were announced the winners of, 'Love Island.' 2fm presenter Ciara King joined Maggie in studio to discuss how they came to be crowned king and queen!

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Maggie's attention.

Monday 29th July

Monty Don - Carlow Garden Festival

Broadcaster and gardener Monty Don will be appearing at the Carlow Garden Festival this weekend, and chatted with Maggie about discovering how he was born to have muddy hands, and green fingers. His talk is sold out, but plenty more events aren't. Go to www.carlowgardentrail.com for more information.

Prof. Peter Wilson and Ella McSweeney - How Animals Work

Ahead of their new four-part series, starting at 8.30p.m. on RTÉ One tonight, Prof. Peter Wilson and Ella McSweeney joined Maggie in studio to talk about - as the title suggests -how animals work!

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Maggie's attention.

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Programme Highlights

Tommy Tiernan

Comedian and presenter Tommy Tiernan came into studio to chat with Ryan about a breadth of topics, ranging from drinking, to Irish mammies, to staying silent for ten days.

Courtney Kennedy

Ahead of opening the Dot Tubridy exhibition, Ryan spoke to Courtney Kennedy about her famous father Bobby, her Irish roots and her good friend Dot.

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