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Age is Just a Number

A Guide to Growing Old Gracefully with Francis Brennan and Marty Morrissey

L - R: Marty Morrissey, Francis Brennan
DateWednesday October 18th
VenueRua Red
Admission€12 / €10
Time 7pm

Age is just a number after all. Join well-known hotelier and television presenter Francis Brennan as he talks about growing old gracefully to Marty Morrissey, one of Ireland's most well-known broadcasters.

Francis Brennan is a well-known hotelier and television presenter. He fronts one of Ireland’s most popular TV shows, At Your Service, where his wit and charm have endeared him to a mass of fans across the country. He is the bestselling author of It’s the Little Things, Counting My Blessings, The Book of Household Management and A Gentleman Abroad, as well as three home keeper’s diaries. Together with his brother John he is co-owner of the five-star Park Hotel Kenmare and the four-star Lansdowne Kenmare. Francis also has a bestselling hotel-inspired luxury lifestyle collection with Dunnes Stores.

One of Ireland's most well-known broadcasters, Marty Morrissey was born in Mallow, Co. Cork, and has always described himself as a Cork-born Clare man.  Raised initially in New York, he spend summer holidays with his father's family in West Clare, and at the age of eleven he and his parents settled there. After early broadcasting jobs in Clare, Cork and London, covering news, entertainment and sport, hew was hired by RTÉ Radio in Cork before joining RTÉ Sport where he regularly presents high profile events including All-Ireland football and hurling finals, and the Olympic Games.

Francis’ new book, Age Is Just a Number, was published by Gill Books on the 21 September 2023.