Thursday 20 October 2016

The loves of my life... Maura Derrane, TV presenter

Published 27/07/2015 | 02:30

TV presenter Maura Derrane. Photo: Kip Carroll.
TV presenter Maura Derrane. Photo: Kip Carroll.

The TV presenter outlines the loves of her life, with her son top of the list.

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The person

My son, Cal

The memory

I have lots of great memories of growing up on the Aran Islands - I still remember all the smells of freshly cut hay, and the sea.

The moment of the day


The song

You Do Something To Me by Paul Weller

The movie

The Big Blue

The hero

My mother - who is always patient and open-minded

The book

The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

The accessory

A pashmina I bought in India

The outfit

A jumpsuit

The gadget

My iPhone

The pet hate


The friend

Friends I have had for years

The beauty product

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm and Shiseido skincare

The holiday

Sardinia in Italy - I'm a huge fan of Italy and their way of life

The piece of advice

Think before you say something you will regret.

The drink

Enjoying a nice glass of Champagne

The hotel

Abbeyglen Castle Hotel in Clifden - it's magical

The bar

Arthur Mayne's, Cork

The hobby


The part of my body

My eyebrows

The celebrity

George Clooney

The virtue


The vice

Anything that is bad for me

The smell

Chanel Cristalle and Clarins Eau Dynamisante

The taste


Maura Derrane is guest judge of this year's Best Dressed Lady Competition at the Galway Races, on Thursday, July 30, sponsored by the Kilkenny Shop.

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