Irish TV goes live from Irish World Heritage Centre Manchester



Irish TV to broadcast special LIVE Christmas show from Manchester

The crème dela crème of Irish entertainment and wonderful guests from every strand of Irish life in Manchester and further afield are set to light up the TV screens on Irish TV on SKY 191 this December 11th from 8-10pm.  The two hour Live show entitled ‘Christmas in Manchester’ will be beamed across the globe and feature household names like new country music sensation Lisa McHugh, Legendary Manchester United footballer Paddy Crerand, Philanthropist and author Joe Kennedy, community leaders Michael Forde and Brian Kennedy and a host of other engaging and charming guests.  Manchester City council will also be represented with Councillors John Flanagan and Pat Karney discussing the importance of the vibrant Irish community in the city.

Speaking ahead of the broadcast Irish TV Manchester reporter Martin Logan said the excitement around the city ahead of the live show on December 11th was palpable.  “We are constantly pushing out the broadcasting boundaries here at Irish TV and I think people will be really impressed with what they see on their TV screen on December 11th.  This is an historic first for Irish TV in Manchester and it just shows what can be achieved when people work together,” commented Logan who presents a weekly Out and About in Manchester show on the channel looking at Irish life in the city every Tuesday night from 8.30pm.

The Christmas Live broadcast on Irish TV on SKY 191 on December 11th from the Irish World Heritage Centre in Cheetham Hill, Manchester will also feature a host of talented local musicians and singers.  The renowned Louise Keegan School of Dance and the highly regarded Reel Deel Dance troupe will have feet tapping throughout the show while Manchester’s very own Nicky James and his band and Hannah Donelon will also surely go down a treat on home turf.


“I am so proud to be part of Irish TV in Manchester,” commented Martin Logan.  “The channel was established to bring the global Irish community closer together and to tell the positive local stories from every Irish community no matter where they are located.  The reaction from the viewers in Manchester and across the UK has being phenomenal and we hope that everyone will continue to support us as we develop and grow in 2015,” he said.

The sold out Irish TV Live broadcast on December 11th has also lined up the hilarious comedian Jimmy Cricket, Fr. John Ahern and renowned commentator Alan Keegan will be guests while local newspapers editor Bernard Purcell from the Irish World Newspaper and columnist Joe Giltrap from the Irish Post will look back on some of the key Irish stories that made the headlines during 2014.


The live broadcast will be shown on the Irish TV channel on SKY TV 191 on December 11th from 8-10pm.  The show can also be watched on Freesat 400 and online at in the UK.  In Ireland viewers can also watch on Eircom’s eVision 191 and all Free to Air Boxes in Ireland.



Further Information

Martin Logan


This week on Irish TV…(17th-23rd Nov)

Monday is music night on Irish TV as we bring you the best new Irish country music. Tune into Irish Country Lounge, Hot Country, Phil Mack, Irish West Music from 7pm – 10pm.

Join Martin Logan for Out & About in Manchester where he chats to singers Mary Duff and Megan Delaney and he also pays a visit to the launch of the Halifax Irish Festival. Tuesday at 8.30pm.

The Irish Tarmac Rally Championship continues on Irish TV this week. Tune in to watch all the racing action on Tuesday at 11pm.

Irish TV Chef Paul Treyvaud shows us how to cook a classical Spanish omelette, a salmon seafood special and a delicious chicken and chorizo dish. Find out more on Cooking with Treyvaud Wednesday at 9.30pm.

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This week on Irish TV…

The Lancashire GAA football semi finals will feature in tonight’s (Tuesday) ‘Out and About in  Manchester’ where presenter Martin Logan brings you all the action from this entertaining game. Tuesday at 8.30pm.

This week’s ‘Out and About in Connacht’ focuses on entrepreneurship in a special half hour programme from the GMIT Innovation Hubs in Galway and Mayo. Wednesday at 8.30pm.

Part two of the four-part ‘My Private Everest’ follows adventurer Pat Falvey on his quest to conquer Mount Everest. Thursday at 8.30pm.

Tune in to our new Wexford GAA Show’ for a round up of all the weekly club championship action. Friday at 11pm

On ‘Entertainment Ireland’ Henry McGlade catches up with Margo, Cherish the Ladies and painter Michael Hanrahan. Saturday at 9pm.  Henry McGlade and Margo

In ‘On the Road with Lisa’ country singing sensation Lisa McHugh hits the road in this brand new series to meet her friends and colleagues and to explore what life is like for them off the stage. Sunday at 9.30pm.

This week on Irish TV…

Pat Falvey climbing Mount Everest.

Pat Falvey climbing Mount Everest.


Pat Falvey ‘My Private Everest’ – Starts Thursday, October 16th, 8.30pm. This new four part series follows adventurer Pat Falvey on his quest to conquer Mount Everest.

Some people say I’m a self publicist, some people say that I can be very arrogant, immediately I think of something, I say it. I’m going to climb Mount Everest, I’m going to become a millionaire. I’m going to be the best motivational speaker in the world. People think, how can he actually say that?. There’s no harm in dreaming and drea

ming big,” Pat Falvey.
Out & About in Connacht – A special Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann episode airs this Wednesday, October 15th, 9.00pm. Irish TV has all the craic and cheoil from the Fleadh 2014 which took place in Sligo town this year.
On the Road with Lisa – Country singing sensation Lisa McHugh hits the road in this brand new series to meet her friends and colleagues and to explore what life is like for them off the stage. This week Lisa meets Robert Mizzell. Oct 19th at 9.30pm

An Evening With – Watch a special live performance from country music star John McNicholl Saturday, October 18th, 10.00pm

Cooking with Treyvaud – Renowned chef Paul Treyvaud shows us how to cook proper home cooked food every Wednesday at 9.30pm.

Watch Irish TV on Sky channel 191, Freesat 400, eircom’s eVision 191, free-to-air boxes and on

Why advertise on Irish TV

Television works

1. Consumers will spend 50% more time engaged with TV than they will with radio, and 10 times more than they will reading the newspaper or surfing the Internet. Irish TV is also available online so we combine the most powerful medium with the growing marketplace.

2. 82% of the population say TV is the most influential form of media available.
3. People decide which products and services they want based on what they see on television.

4. Irish TV is bringing the power of television to your business by making it more cost-effective and targeted than ever before. However large or small your company is, we’ll create a television solution for you. We help you use the power of television advertising to grow your business.
5. Build Your Business – Television works best for advertisers who want to build a longer term solution. Television advertising is, by its nature, a long-term strategy. Through repetition you are creating awareness and building your brand reputation.

6. Your goal is to reach this 6-to-9-view threshold with your potential customers. Test after test has shown that this is the point when viewers become aware of your product, service, or brand. The longer you run your ad, the greater number of people will begin to remember you and potentially become your customers. Increasing awareness also helps reinforce your brand to your existing customers, reminding them of your business, and putting your business top-of-mind for their next purchase. This is also key when your aim is to change behaviours or attitudes.
7. Call to Action Today – TV is also a powerful strategy for a special event or promotion, and can drive a lot of customers through your door for a one-time sale, promotion or event. This type of advertising can use a significantly smaller budget, as long as you carefully target the market you want to reach, and create a “blitz” of ads in the few weeks leading up to your campaign.

8. Television is the most powerful advertising medium available. The largest corporations around the world use TV to build their brands, attract new customers, retain current customers, add credibility, and grow their businesses.

Ireland’s first international channel signs BAI licence

BAI Contact Signing 3Irish TV today (Monday October 6) officially became Ireland’s first international channel with the signing of a content contract with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).
“We are delighted to have obtained a broadcasting licence in the Republic of Ireland, where we are headquartered,” said Irish TV CEO Pierce O’Reilly.
Today also marks the official switching of the channel name to Irish TV on Sky Channel 191, making it easier for viewers to locate and record their favourite weekly shows.

Donegal and Kerry’s GAA homecomings relived on Irish TV


Donegal and Kerry fans can catch a very special look back at the homecoming of their All Ireland heroes on Irish TV this Friday night, October 10.
The Mad for Sam homecoming special on Irish TV captures the two different emotional extremes from the Donegal and Kerry camps and it airs at 10pm on Sky channel 191, Freesat 400, all free-to-air boxes, Eircom’s eVision 191 and online at
Irish TV was in both locations to capture the emotional highs and lows of the two homecomings, as two very different team buses rolled into Tralee and Donegal Town after the 2014 All Ireland football final.
Up North Jim McGuiness and co were overwhelmed by the thousands of devoted fans who flocked to Donegal Town to welcome home their heroes, both minor and senior.
While down in the Kingdom, Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s team, who celebrated their 37th All Ireland title, making them the most successful team ever, along with the victorious minor team led by Jack O’Connor, returned to a hero’s welcome.
“We have followed the progress of both these counties from the very beginning of the year and we wanted to do something special to mark the end of this great championship,” said Irish TV CEO Pierce O’Reilly.
Donegal had a highly charged league which ended in promotion to the top division before they embarked on another epic championship campaign.
Having won another Ulster title they set their sights firmly on the top prize and beat the bookies favourites Dublin on route. But Kerry had a different plan.
They were written off by some of the country’s top commentators, the legendary Gooch was injured but the re-introduction of star Donaghy into the starting line up against Mayo in two epic semi-finals, proved too much for the westerners and Kerry were always confident of lifting the Sam Maguire.
In the Mad for Sam homecoming special on Sky Channel 191 on Friday, October 10 at 10pm Irish TV reveals the two different emotional extremes from the Donegal and Kerry camps.

Some Mother’s Day Gift Inspiration

FLOB8160L - €60

Struggling to find the perfect gift this Mother’s Day.We had a quick survey around the office and here are some of the cool gifts that were suggested. You can thank us later!

KoboFor a Mum who loves to read and likes a bit of tech this might just be the perfect gift for her this Mother’s Day.

Kobo eReaders high res, low glare, E-Ink screens read just like print on paper to minimise eyestrain, so you can keep on reading.

This is Kobo reader is €169, read more here.



If your Mum enjoys a bit of baking then this is the book for her. Mary Berry is the UK’s best-loved home cook. She invites you into her kitchen to share the secrets of her favourite dishes to make for family and friends.
To get more info on this fantastic cook book visit here.



Handler2Interest in sewing? This is the perfect gift for her. This is the follow-up book to the ‘Great British Sewing Bee’ that tied in to a very popular BBC television programme. At the heart of this new book is a fantastic selection of projects, with a core collection of wardrobe essentials, from a pencil skirt through an easy T top to a wrap dress, many of which have variations and alternatives so that the sewer can build on the capsule items.

Find out more on this book here.


Why not get her a beauty gift set? Debenhams have a great range with ones to suit an size budget. Her skin will thank you for it! Find out more here.





Perfume is always a favourite with Mums. Why not make it extra special with a perfume gift set. Debenhams have a great range to choose from.
Find out more here.




How about some jewellery? This bracelet  is made with SWAROVSKI® elements. This cord bracelet will add a beautiful sparkle to any outfit. Also it won’t break the bank!

Find out more here.




FLOB8160L - €60
What better gift than the gift of a Lily O’Briens chocolate hamper. Everyone loves chocolate right!

Find out more here.




2271575_coralThis beautiful Paul Costello tote bag is available in Dunnes Stores in a few different colours. If your Mum loves fashion she will drool over this bag.

Find out more here.




2271532_mintThis Paul Costelloe leather wallet is too cute not to buy one. There are a few colours to choose from. Crafted from soft, rich leather and accented with Paul Costelloe’s signature gold plaque, this stunning designer wallet will keep your essentials neat and organised. It features several compartments for cards and cash, while a central pouch with a zip will keep your coins safe.

Find out what other colours are available here.



Classic-9-Melts-set-lrgOh the smell of a scented candle is what every girl loves! This cute little pack has 9 scents from the range and is affordable too.  Find out more here.





Well that’s it we are all out of ideas but I hope you have found something she’ll love!

A big Happy Mother’s day to all the fantastic Mum’s in the world from everyone at IrishTV HQ.

St. Patrick’s Day Parades – Routes & Times

St. Patrick's Day parade
St. Patrick's Day parade

St. Patrick’s Day parade








Times, dates and starting points for parades around Ireland


Town                       Date                     Start                 From

Ballina                         Sun 16th                4.30pm              Mercy Road

Boyle                           Mon 17th               3.30pm

Carrick on Shannon       Sun 16th                 12.45pm

Castlebar                    Sun 16th                 12 noon              Industrial Estate

Charlestown            Mon 17th                12.30pm             Town Hall Arts Centre

Cliften                        Mon 17th                 12.30pm            Galway Road

Galway                       Mon 17th                 11.30am            Lower Dominick St.

Glenamaddy             Mon 17th                12:30pm            Community Centre

Sligo                             Mon 17th                  12 noon              Mail Coach Road

Westport                   Mon 17th                  1:30pm                Sacred Heart School



Town                  Date                      Start                   From

Cork                        Mon 17th                  1.00pm                South Mall

Cobh                        Mon 17th                   3.30pm               Low Road

Dingle                     Mon 17th                   12.45pm             Ashmount Terrace

Ennis                     Mon 17th                  11.00am              Áras Contae an Chláir

Limerick                Mon 17th                   12 noon                Punches Cross

Thurles                  Sun 16th                   2.45pm                Abbey Road

Tipperary              Mon 17th                   2.30pm

Sneem                      Mon 17th                  12.30am              Galvin’s Yard

Waterford              Mon 17th                    1.00pm          The Quay and The Mall



Town                Date                     Start                   From

Athlone                   Mon 17th                  2:30pm              Golden Island

Athy                         Mon 17th                  3.00pm             Kilkenny Road

Arklow                     Mon 17th                  3.00pm             Mellows Avenue

Bray                          Mon 17th                   3.00pm             Town Hall

Carlow                      Sun 16th                    3.30pm              Burrin Street

Drogheda                Mon 17th                  12 noon               North Road

Dublin                      Mon 17th                   12 noon              Parnell Square

Graiguenamanagh    Sun 16th               12 noon

Kilkenny City       Mon 17th                    1.00pm              St Johns Church

Maynooth              Mon 17th                   11.00am            Straffan Road

Mullingar                Mon 17th                   3.00pm             Millmount Road

Navan                       Mon 17th                   4.30pm              Trim Road

Portlaoise               Mon 17th                   12.30pm            County Hall

Tullamore              Mon 17th                    11.30am            The Bridge Centre

Wexford                  Mon 17th                    11.00am            William’s Street

Wicklow                   Mon 17th                     3.15pm               Whitegates



Town                 Date                          Start                  From

Ballybay                  Sun 16th                       5.00pm

Belfast                      Sun 16th                       12 noon                 City Hall

Buncranna              Mon 17th                     3.00pm                 Railway Road

Clones                       Sun 16th                       7.00pm

Derry                        Mon 17th                     2.30pm               Queen’s Quay

Downpatrick          Mon 17th                      2.30pm

Inniskeen                 Sun 16th                       1.00pm

Moville                      Mon 17th                     2.30pm

Omagh                       Mon 17th                     2.00pm                Leisure Complex

Strabane                   Mon 17th                     2.00pm                St. Marys Church


Manchester Mayo Association to feature on Irish TV this week

Patricia Gallagher, Pierce O'Reilly and Marcella Wilkinson

The wonderful pride, passion and pep of the Mayo community in Manchester will feature on a special TV broadcast on SKY TV this coming Thursday, March 13th after a film crew from IRISH TV travelled to Manchester to attend the prestigious Manchester Mayo Association Dinner Dance.

Patricia Gallagher, Pierce O'Reilly and Marcella Wilkinson

Patricia Gallagher, Pierce O’Reilly and Marcella Wilkinson









The special programme features insightful and engaging interviews from a host of names including Marcella Wilkinson, President of the Manchester Mayo Association, Tony and Lawrence Hennigan, founding members of the Manchester-Mayo Tourism & Business Group, Lord of the Dance star James Keegan and his sister Louise Keegan, co-founder of the Keegan Academy of Irish Dancers and winner of the Manchester Mayo Association award 2014.

Pierce O'Reilly with Louise and James Keegan

Pierce O’Reilly with Louise and James Keegan









Apart from the Manchester Mayo Association dinner dance, the programme showcases some great features from the Irish community in Manchester. Brian Kennedy speaks to Irish TV about the upcoming Manchester St. Patrick’s Day parade, former Manchester United player Paddy Crerand takes Irish TV reporter Martin Logan on an exclusive tour of Old Trafford and Joe Casserley talks to Irish TV about the success of his award winning ‘Full Irish’ radio show.

Martin Logan and Paddy Crerand

Martin Logan and Paddy Crerand









The hour long programme called ‘Out & About in Manchester’ will be broadcast on SKY TV channel 191/Freesat 400 and online on this coming Thursday, March 13th, at 9.00pm.

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