Monday 24 October 2016

‘Until they put me six foot under, I am going to be alive’ – woman with terminal cancer to tell story on Late Late Show

Published 06/05/2016 | 09:18

Maureen Allman will tell her story on the Late Late Show
Maureen Allman will tell her story on the Late Late Show

A Galway mum who is facing terminal cancer will share her story on tonight's Late Late Show.

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Marueen Allman (51) from Moycullen contacted the show last week through the Galway Hospice and sent a video (below) to Ryan Tubridy, outlining why she wants to speak.

The brave mum was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer two and a half years ago and her condition is now terminal.

However, she speaks about making the most of life while she still can.

“I believe in living life and until they put me six foot under, I am going to be alive," she says in the video.

"Death is on the horizon and we have been very pragmatic in how we have dealt about death.

"Most of my funeral arrangements are made and it’s great, it means that somebody doesn’t have the responsibility of trying to figure out what I would or wouldn’t like. But life is awfully, awfully good”.

Also on the show this week Charlie Bird will talk about life on the eve of his wedding and the Kilkenny Presentation Choir, who wowed Cowell and the crowd on Britain's Got Talent recently, will also be in studio.

Also performing on the night, and joining Ryan for a chat, will be legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb who has written tunes for names including Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones and REM.

Some of the stand out stars of First Dates Ireland will join Ryan on the sofa to talk about what it was really like to put themselves out there on national TV.

As he bows out from the Seanad, entrepreneur and former TV presenter Feargal Quinn will share stories from his career.

More music will come courtesy of The Undertones and Linda Martin will perform her Eurovision winner, Why Me?

The Late Late Show, Friday, RTE One, 9.35pm

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