Monday 25 September 2017

A Life in Brief

Behind every man: Pat with his ladies – wife Kathy and daughters Christina and Nicole
Miriam Donohoe

Miriam Donohoe

Born Dublin, January 29, 1948.

Family Grew up in Infirmary Road, Dublin, one of five children. His father, James (senior keeper at Dublin Zoo), and his mother, Connie, are deceased. His brother Paul is the Pension's Ombudsman. He also has twin siblings, Mary and Frank, and another sister Anne-Marie. He lives with his wife Kathy and two daughters, Christina (20) and Nicole (18), in Dalkey.

The start of a love affair! While Pat did a degree in chemical engineering in UCD, he was infatuated with radio from a very young age. He started his career as a continuity announcer. In 1986 Pat won a Jacobs award for his "unusual versatility" in presenting three diverse radio shows: Saturday View on RTÉ Radio 1, and The Kenny Report and The Outside Track on 2fm. He is also accomplished television broadcaster and successfully filled Gaybo's shoes as presenter of The Late Late Show on RTÉ One television.

Off air? Pat admits to playing golf – badly! He occasionally cycles and regularly walks his dogs on Killiney beach and Killiney Hill.

His idols Terry Wogan and Gay Byrne. "Terry is truly legendary. To soldier through the Troubles, an Irishman on radio, and to do it so elegantly is phenomenal. Gabyo is an icon, an absolute showman."

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