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Louise Duffy gushes over 'magical' New Year's Eve wedding to Paul Galvin

Published 18/11/2015 | 15:52

Louise Duffy and fiance Paul Galvin
Louise Duffy and fiance Paul Galvin
Paul Galvin and Louise Duffy, during the ninth annual Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards 2014 at the The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Former Kerry footballer Paul Galvin and girlfriend Louise Duffy Picture: Eamonn Keogh

Louise Duffy said she's "dying" to wed fiancé Paul Galvin on New Year's Eve.

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The Today FM broadcaster and Kerry GAA footballer will ring in 2016 as husband and wife in a low-key ceremony, believed to be in Co Mayo, although she hasn't divulged exactly where they're exchanging vows.

The popular radio host, who is often praised for her unique style, said she was tempted to go "snazzy" with her wedding dress, but surprised herself by opting for a more traditional option.

"The place we’re getting married in is just beautiful but for New Year’s Eve I want it to be magical with lights and candles and everything," she told the new issue of Irish Country Magazine.

Paul Galvin and Louise Duffy, during the ninth annual Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards 2014 at the The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Paul Galvin and Louise Duffy, during the ninth annual Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards 2014 at the The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

"Paul doesn’t have a suit yet, he’s very chilled. I’m dying to see him, he’ll be very dapper but I think he’ll probably go quite traditional. I was the same I thought maybe I’ll just get a plain white dress from anywhere and jazz it up but at the same time then I want to be looking at these pictures in 20 years’ time and not think oh wasn’t I a fool trying to be all snazzy.

"It’s better to put your own stamp on it but have something that will remain beautiful and not be annoyed and try and hide my album in years to come."

The beautiful brunette, who often steps in as guest host on TV3's Seven O'Clock Show, said the late Tony Fenton is still a hallowed name in the halls of Today FM.

"We think about him all the time, we talk about him all the time. When I started covering for Tony, Leah who had produced him was gone off to have a little baby so she came back and it was a huge change for her obviously. We'll always throw in a Tony track as we call them, people just adored him," she explained.

Former Kerry footballer Paul Galvin and girlfriend Louise Duffy Picture: Eamonn Keogh
Former Kerry footballer Paul Galvin and girlfriend Louise Duffy Picture: Eamonn Keogh

"These are big shoes, massive shoes to fill so I would always be mindful of him and try to imagine would Tony do it that way. It's not a bad way to do a radio show, to always keep him in mind. Because I looked up to him so much anyway. Even in meetings, his name comes up at least once a day so he's very much still present in Today FM. This was his family, he was so good to everyone here."

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