TV presenter, Eamonn Holmes discusses his life, his memories of Saint Patrick’s Day
and reveals whom he would most like to interview.
Cellist Patrick Dexter joins Martina and Elaine from his County Mayo cottage where he
has attracted an audience of millions during lockdown, playing everything from U2 to Ave Maria.
Patrick speaks of his spirituality, his connection to Patrick and his love of the Irish landscape.
Mary Kenny is widely regarded as the grand dame of Irish journalism – a writer, broadcaster,
author and columnist who helped found the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement in Ireland.
Now 77, she writes columns for the Irish Independent and the Irish Catholic and is a keen observer on
life and faith. She lives in Kent. She spoke to our pilgrim guides Martina Purdy and Elaine Kelly
about pilgrimage, feminism and St Patrick. (We apologise in advance for a few technical problems).
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern – who continues to work in peacebuilding – speaks to
Saint Patrick Centre pilgrim guides Martina Purdy and Elaine Kelly about the peace
process, life in lockdown, St Patrick and the importance of his faith.
Recorded before the First Minister and DUP Leader Arlene Foster resigned.
Downpatrick’s Gerry Kelly is one of Ireland’s most successful broadcasters.
He has interviewed celebrities such as Graham Norton, James Bond star Roger Moore,
footballing legend George Best and American country star Garth Brookes.
He is a member of the Royal Television Society’s Hall of Fame.
The Kelly Show ran on UTV for 17 years, sometimes beating the viewing figures of
Michael Parkinson, and Jonathan Ross. He currently lives in Ardglass and speaks to
our pilgrim guides Martina Purdy about life post-lock-down, his links with
Saint Patrick and faith.
Tim McGarry shares his experience of the Troubles, his life as a comedian and the benefits of laughter.
He has made a career out of poking fun at politicians and paramilitaries
and this year celebrated 25 years as a comedian, having spent eight years as a solicitor.
He also speaks about launching St Patrick’s Way by the Coast, a six-mile ancient pilgrimage route
from Ballyhornan to Ardglass that takes in St Patrick’s Well, Sheepland.
Elaine Pentland is about to be ordained a Deacon in the Church of Ireland.
The Crossgar woman who is the daughter of former UUP minister Dermot Nesbitt
tells Martina and Elaine about her love of St Patrick & her amazing call