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Norma Sheahan

Norma Sheahan

Niall Breslin's The Magic Moment

Niall Breslin's The Magic Moment

KDK scarf

KDK scarf

Work by Rionagh McNamara

Work by Rionagh McNamara

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Norma Sheahan

Norma Sheahan trained in RADA London, the UCD Drama Society, the Cork School of Music, and the Montforts. She's reigning champ of Celebrity Ireland's Fittest Family. Her TV roles include The Clinic, Bridget & Eamon, Finding Joy, Women on the Verge, and Moone Boy. Film roles include Christmas Perfection, The Bailout, Lost & Found, A Date for Mad Mary, Handsome Devil, Standby and Milo. She'll appear at the Gaiety Theatre from January 25 in The Cripple of Inishmaan. She has been married to an Australian for 17 years and has three daughters; 11-year-old twins and an eight-year-old. She lives in Sallynoggin, but is originally from a farm in Cork.

Book: The Magic Moment

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Niall Breslin's The Magic Moment

Niall Breslin's The Magic Moment

Niall Breslin's The Magic Moment
 

Bressie's new kids' book The Magic Moment, with vibrant illustrations by Sheena Dempsey, helps kids to become super-powerful in scary situations. It is truly magic. Davy Fitzgerald's autobiography At All Costs is worth a read. I worked with him on Celebrity Ireland's Fittest Family, and he's pure class! On fire! Dripping with passion! Old school bollickings. He was such a gent on The Late Late Toy Show too.

Music: Gavin James

I do love our Irish legend Gavin James. I met him last year backstage on a Dancing with the Stars panel. Total gent. He was with his dad, and he said that his dad was way more talented than him, an opera singer. A piece of music I play every now and again to warm my heart is Sigur Ros - Hoppipolla. Check it out, it's powerful and contagious.

Artist: Rionagh McNamara

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Work by Rionagh McNamara

Work by Rionagh McNamara

Work by Rionagh McNamara
 

An up-and-coming artist that I'm a bit obsessed with is Rionagh McNamara. When she's not doing graphic design on Ireland's biggest festivals such as Longitude or Electric Picnic, she makes intricate hand-cut collages from antique botanical illustrations and science journals. So unique. I have a few in my house and they always make me smile. www.instagram.com/rionagh

TV: Curb Your Enthusiasm

My favourite show in the world right now is Curb Your Enthusiasm with Larry David. He wrote Seinfeld. He's a genius. He plays a grumpy git in Curb Your Enthusiasm. It's simple but perfect comedy. The whole family always looks forward to Home of the Year.

Design: KDK Scarves

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KDK scarf

KDK scarf

KDK scarf
 

I used to think scarves were annoying and pointless if they weren't warm and woolly. But then I discovered kdk scarves - it's two sisters, Keira and Dairine Kennedy, creating photographic print scarves of hot-spots in Ireland and the world. Their products are for both men and women. They also make bespoke pieces with your favourite colours and images from your fondest memories. These make stunning gifts to capture moments in time (kdk.ie or @kdksisters).

Norma Sheahan appears in Martin McDonagh's 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' at the Gaiety Theatre from January 25. www.gaietytheatre.ie

Sunday Independent