Monday 22 April 2019

Episodes of 'Glenroe' had extra local appeal

December, 1989 It was predictaed that extra attention would be paid in Dundalk to the Christmas Eve screening of the popular TV soap 'Glenroe' after it was revealed in early December, 1989 that two Dundalk couples would be making a guest appearance in the show.

Eileen and Gerry Duffy and Marie and Chris Noonan travelled to the Ardmore Studies for the screening of the two episodes accompanied by Dympna and Tony O'Kane, proprietors of "The Century in Roden Place.

The invitation to appear in the show started the previous April when RTE organised the 'People in Need" Telethon and one of the prizes offered by RTE was for guest appearances on the show to two people from the pub that raised the greatest amount of money for Telethon.

Chris and Gerry won the prizes after customers in the 'Century Bar' raised £1,000 - the highest sum in the countrywhich gave 'The Century' the right to hold the draw for the two places on 'Glenroe'.

The couple filmed with stars Joe Lynch and Brenda Fricker.