For a festive mix of brand new home grown programming and entertaining specials tune into Irish TV SKY 191 this Christmas
Irish TV will deliver a host of brand new programmes including ‘Susan & Malachi’s Christmas Special,’ ‘Lisa McHugh’s Christmas Dinner,’ ‘Oh Me Oh My Songs for Joe,’ ‘Aisling’s Top Ten,’ ‘Play It by Ear,’ ‘Brian Friel: Return to Ballybeg,’ ‘Christmas in New York,’ ‘Christmas in Boston’ and ‘A Craving for Home.’
Highlights include the documentary on Matt Cunningham, ‘Around the House,’ airing Christmas Day so family and friends can share fond memories of this much-loved Galway musician as he celebrates fifty years on the road.
Another documentary ‘Daithí’ will bring viewers on an amazing journey of the Arctic Circle, as Limerick native Daithí Ó Murchú sets out to become the first Irish person ever to complete the gruelling 350 Arctic Circle Race. There are also documentaries about Mullingar singer Joe Dolan and Irish writer Brian Friel.
There will be a major focus on the Irish in America with three special shows airing over the Christmas period. Christmas can be a lonely time for those away from family and friends and this poignant documentary, ‘Christmas in New York,’ looks at life in the Big Apple and how the Irish Diaspora celebrate away from home.
Meanwhile, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is very proud of his Irish Heritage, in the documentary, ‘Christmas in Boston,’ looks at how the Irish community have dominated social and political life in Massachusetts State for the past century.
And a Christmas craving for famous Irish brands like Tayto, Irish sausages or Old Time Irish Marmalade means the Irish Export Industry to the USA is booming at present in this special documentary, ‘A Craving for Home,’ looks at those at the heart of the industry in America.
Foodies aren’t ignored, what with Irish TV Chef, Paul Treyvaud, returning with his Christmas specials, viewers will be treated to some cultural festive feasts.
Many Irish country music stars feature on Irish TV this Christmas including, Lisa McHugh, Susan McCann, Daniel O’Donnell, Nathan Carter, Philomena Begley and Foster & Allen. We also have music from Phil Coulter and Louis Walsh’s new band HomeTown.
Irish TV will be broadcasting LIVE from Taylors Three Rock, Dublin 16, on Thursday, December 10th at 8pm, with host, Malachi Cush, as we look forward to getting truly into the Christmas spirit with a fantastic line-up of guests including The Fureys, Hurricane Highway, The Vard Sisters, Foster & Allen and many more.
Irish TV’s Head of PR & Marketing Liam Joyce said: “Irish TV’s Christmas Schedule is all about feel-good family entertainment. There are unique and special programmes that will engage with our audiences at home and abroad in this action packed Christmas schedule.
“We have some real jewels in the line-up this year, but every day across the season we are bringing big entertainment with a mix of new shows and old favourites.”
Irish TV can be viewed on Sky channel 191, all Free to Air boxes, Freesat 400, Eircom’s eVision 191 and online at www.irishtv.ie