Henry McGlade to present new TV show

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ON THE SMALL SCREEN Féile Chois Cuain musicians playing in Louisburgh’s community bookshop, Books@One.

If you enjoy a good Irish story, whether it’s from up-and-coming talent living in Ireland, or those with strong connections to Ireland in the UK, you’ll enjoy a new TV show that is launching on Sky TV in May.
The Irish at Home and Abroad is a brand new, hour-long magazine style TV programme to air on Sky 212 and Freesat 161 every Thursday night from this week, May 11, at 7pm.
This authentic and diverse programme will showcase business, culture, tourism, sport and entertainment and everything in between in Ireland and the UK highlighting the successes of the Irish at home and abroad.
The show will be presented by Mayo News columnist Henry McGlade in Ireland, and in England, popular UK radio-show presenter and broadcaster Martin Logan.

Mayo focus
Over the next few weeks, the show will feature Féile Chois Cuain in Louisburgh;  ‘Claremorris, the fastest growing town in Mayo’; hypnotist Keith Barry, who is performing in Claremorris Town Hall Theatre this Saturday night; lifestyle, health and wellbeing with expert Alan Williams; the Greenway Gourmet Dinner evening in Mulranny Park Hotel; a fundraising event in Keenagh Church, Crossmolina; the Galway County Fleadh; drama in Ballina; and music with Frank McCaffrey, Stuart Moyles, Johnny McEvoy and more.

UK stories
A great Mayo lady called Maggie O Malley, who recently celebrated her 101st birthday, will feature, as will the celebrations marking the Birmingham Irish Centre’s 50 years; and a special exhibition at the museum and art gallery Birmingham, called ‘We built this city’. The latter tells the story of the Irish who came to Birmingham in the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, where they worked and and what they achieved. There will also be interviews with and songs from Michael English, Daniel O’Donnell, and Mary Duff. 
The show also includes an interview with Ambassador Mr Dan Mulhall from the Irish Embassy in London , who wished the organisers the very best of luck with the show.