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RTE's Daithi O Se with Chef Mags Roche broadcasting to the Today Show from the garden of The Old Ground Hotel in Ennis on Wednesday afternoon. Photograph by John Kelly

Dáithí dives into Clare for Today show

CLARE was showcased to the nation on Wednesday when RTÉ’s popular daytime Today show broadcast live from Ennis with host Dáithí Ó Sé.
The production team based themselves in the Old Ground Hotel during filming, travelling to the four corners to highlight the best of the Banner.
Speaking to The Clare Champion, Dáithí revealed that he has a soft spot for the county. “We come to Clare a lot, last Sunday we took a spin back to Spanish Point, it’s beautiful back there. Rita’s parents both come from there so we are very familiar with West Clare and often come to Ennis shopping.
“It’s great to be here and get a feel of the town being back again, there’s a great buzz.
“You’re very lucky in Clare. You are on the Wild Atlantic Way, have the Cliff of Moher and the Burren, towns like Ennis, the trad music. There’s a great balance, you get it all here.”
While in Clare Dáithí met with John McCarthy from Lahinch Surf Club; Harry Hughes from the Willie Clancy Summer School; Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, Mary Howard; John Burke and Aoibhin Garrihy from The Armada Hotel at Spanish Point. 
TV chef Mags Roche cooked up a storm at The Old Ground Hotel where Dáithí also met with local food producers, Siobhan Ni Ghairbhith from St Tola Goat Cheese and Patricia Farrell from Wilde Irish Chocolates. 
He also chatted with former Clare hurler, Anthony Daly, and Clare camogie star, Orlaith Duggan. Dáithí put his own hurling skills to the test completing a hurling challenge with Clare senior hurler David McInerney and up-and-coming St Flannan’s hurler, Paul O’Connell.
The show also featured the Kilfenora Céilí Band performing ‘Clare My Heart, My Home’.

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