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Tommy Tiernan spends day with RTE orchestra

- COMEDIAN Tommy Tiernan spent the whole day yesterday out in RTE studios in Montrose with the full RTE orchestra recording 13 of his favourite songs for a one-off TV special.

Insiders are staying quiet as to when it will be screened, but we're predicting autumn.

What the insiders did say is that Tommy "sounded great".

"He sang stuff from The Carpenters and Neil Sedaka. Everyone was surprised how good he sounded," our source said.

One to watch out for in the future!

wwwTHE stars of the eagerly awaited new programme Style Wars will be out in force for the premiere of the TV3 series next Tuesday.

Judges Caprice, Peter O'Brien and Ian Galvin, as well as mentor Angela Woods, will join the finalists at the VIP launch party, in association with Bulmers Light, in the Dylan Hotel.

Guests will be treated to an exclusive preview of the first episode.

wwwCHEF Clodagh McKenna is set to launch her new cookery school at The Village at Lyons this weekend.

The Fresh From The Farmer's Market presenter will be on hand to unveil her exclusive school along with a top notch new cafe and several retail shops at the stunning estate, where author Cecelia Ahern recently wed.

A number of VIP guests will be chauffeured down for the bash, which will take place on Saturday, June 26 at 8pm.

wwwTHE Wright Venue continues its meteoric rise having won the prestigious Corona Extra Nightclub Award at the annual Licensing World Awards this week.

The Swords hotspot already holds the overall winner award for best nightclub at the National Hospitality Awards.

The Wright Bar Group also took home another prize for their bar/restaurant The Angler's Rest in Chapelizod, which was named winner of the Bar Food Award.

wwwTHE Cannonball Run in aid of Barrettstown will be back and ready to roll on Friday, September 10.

Last year, the event successfully raised over €150,000 to help rebuild the lives of children affected by cancer.

The Cannonball Ireland Convoy consists of three action-packed days which will see 160 cars being escorted out of Merrion Square for the start of a very exciting -- and scenic -- drive to Donegal.

wwwLifestyle and fitness centre David Lloyd Riverview will host an open weekend from June 25 to 27, with a range of activities, fun and festivities for all attendees from 10am-4pm.

The Clonskeagh gym, which is used by members of the Leinster rugby squad, boasts both indoor and outdoor heated pools and heated spa baths.

Guests at the open days are also invited to extend their stay for the afternoon and enjoy a BBQ, bouncy castles, face-painting and dance classes.