15 November 2015
By Bryan T. Smyth
If you haven’t been to Ballymaloe Grainstore then you should check it out, at least once. Despite the Ballymaloe name, no it’s not a restaurant, it’s an entertainment venue in a beautifully resorted stone building.
A good opportunity to visit would be Wednesday 2nd December, 8pm for ‘Gay Byrne – Live on Stage’.
This is an exclusive chance to enjoy Broadcaster Gay Byrne at his best as he shares some of the greatest show-biz stories never told in a hilarious evening’s entertainment which has been described as “a master class in comedy”.
In his five-decade broadcasting career, Gay Byrne hosted The Late Late Show from 1962 to 1999 and was the first presenter ever to interview The Beatles on TV. He is recognized as the man who changed Ireland, both on his RTÉ morning radio show and the weekly Late Late where he introduced Ireland to modernity – and stood back to witness the brawl.
From senior politicians to senior clergy to the brightest stars in the Hollywood firmament, he has been a confessor figure to the good, the bad and the ugly. He is now in happy semi-retirement but during his exhilarating two-hour plus show, he talks about all the extraordinary moments he has witnessed or been at the centre of.
Listen to the behind-the-scenes stories of the stars and the star-makers with Ireland’s foremost legendary broadcaster in his first solo stage show.
Tickets for Gay Byrne – Live on Stage are €25 and can be booked on www.ballymaloegrainstore.com or by phone on 021-465 2531. Pre-show dinner in Ballymaloe House (6pm) and ticket package is €70.