Morning Focus – Thursday 31/08/17

Thursday’s Morning Focus took a light-hearted look at the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival and asked if old-fashioned methods are the best way to find love in the modern age.

Gavin was joined on the line by legendary matchmaker Willie Daly and his daughter Elsha. Listen back below:


Gavin’s next guest is a man who is very familiar with the situation on the Korean Peninsula, which is now a source of major concern. With a recent missile strike by North Korea over Japan, Fr Michael O’Loughlin from Ennis, shared his views after working with the Columban Fathers for decades in the South.

Dr Máire Finn of the Ennis Family Medical Centre was in studio to answer a range of general medical queries. Listen back below:

Ceara Conway was Gavin’s next guest to tell him about an initiative to encourage those with visual impairments to join an orchestra. Listen back below:

In our round-up of weekend events, Gavin was joined by Joe Lillis to discuss the Declan Hayes Memorial taking place in Doonbeg on Saturday, September 2; and by James Clancy, founder of the Marie McDonagh Clancy Foundation, to discuss the Doolin Motorcycle Festival, also taking place this weekend.