Friday 20 September 2019

The loves of my life: Sinead Kennedy, RTE television presenter

RTE's Sinead Kennedy.
RTE's Sinead Kennedy.

The RTE presenter outlines the loves of her life, with her new husband, and his weekend pancakes, at the top of her list.

The person

My husband, Conor. He's the love of my life . . . and he makes me pancakes every Sunday morning; what's not to love?

The memory

Our wedding day, a little over a year ago. It was the most incredible day - even if it was a tad windy! We were surrounded by all of our nearest and dearest, and we ate, drank and danced the night away in the stunning Dromquinna Manor in Kerry

The moment of the day

Hopping into bed at night. It feels so, so good to get into bed after a long, busy day, stick on the telly and curl up together

The song

Elbow, One Day Like This

The movie

I guess it kind of depends on the mood! The Notebook - soppy cow that I am! - Gladiator or Anchorman

The hero

My parents, Eileen and PJ. For always being there any time of the day or night (literally). For their constant love and support, for the endless lifts, for feeding us and filling us with tea any time we're there, and for always putting the electric blanket on just before I call!

The book

The Jigsaw Man by Paul Britton

The outfit

Black leather trousers, killer high heels (preferably Louboutins) and a shirt

The accessory

Does my engagement ring count? It's the most precious thing I own. It's a tanzanite stone, set on a split shoulder of diamonds

The gadget

My iPad. It's handy to be able to read a book or watch Netflix on the bus to work, or late at night when I can't sleep

The pet hate

Bad drivers

The friend

I couldn't possibly choose one. I grew up with a group of girls in my old estate in Ballincollig: Susan, Maria, Emily, Laura, Elaine and Claire (in no particular order, of course!)

The beauty product

Good old reliable Sudocrem, aka spot-buster extraordinaire

The holiday

Our epic backpacking honeymoon across Central America, taking in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, over the course of six weeks. I'd love to go back!

The bar

Vintage Cocktail Club in Temple Bar. The drinks and the atmosphere: perfection

The piece of advice

Think before you speak. I'm still working on it!

The drink

Anything on the menu in Vintage Cocktail Club, or a good old Jameson and ginger will always do the trick, too

The hotel

The Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore, Co Waterford. The sea, the food, the awesome bedrooms

The hobby


The part of my body

My teeth! Many, many years of braces and dental appointments later, I'm happy with them

The celebrity

Tom Hardy, simply because he's a beautiful specimen of a man

The virtue


The vice

Garlic cheese chips

The smell

Neroli Portofino by Tom Ford

The taste

Garlic cheese chips

Sinead Kennedy's new show 'Skin Deep' airs on RTE2 on Thursday at 9.30pm

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