Sunday 4 December 2016

My Perfect Weekend: Cathal Murray

Published 20/08/2010 | 05:00

The plan for Saturday night?

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I'm up at 5am every Sunday for my radio show, so the plan is to stay in and continue work on my tapestry on the epic medieval battle between Ivor Callely and Jedward.

Must see gig/performance of the weekend?

There's a good gig tonight in Athlone's Passion Fruit Theatre called Grandad's Delay Pedal. It's a monthly mix of electronic and ambient music. It's free in if you have grandchildren.

Pub/restaurant/club you couldn't live without?

I've never considered that my life could be in danger if a pub didn't exist. But I like the Royal Oak in Kilmainham: no television, no music. Peace and a nice pint.

Best weekend ever?

May bank holiday barbecue -- boules, swimming and pool in Krugers, Dunquin, Co Kerry, has been one of the highlights so far this year.

Worst weekend ever?

Anything that doesn't involve the above.

Favourite pre-going out ritual?

A shave followed by the jettison of anything that has the potential to be lost on the town. It's best to travel light.

Top post-pub munchies?

Anything with melted cheese on it, including cheese.

Weirdest taxi queue moment?

What's a taxi queue?

Best chat-up line at 2am?

"Is that your real hair?"

Your perfect date?

In Dublin, there's a mystical group of summer-dress clad women who will occasionally whizz by you on old bicycles with baskets laden with bread, cheese and sea-weed. Aoife Tunney is their leader.

Cathal Murray presents a mix of music, comedy, archive and interviews on The Weekend on One Sunday, 6am, on RTÉ Radio 1

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