Tubridy shines in Buncrana

Late Late Show host wows crowds in sun

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LEADING BROADCASTER, Ryan Tubridy is urging people to come to Beautiful Buncrana ‘in their droves’. Broadcasting live under the glorious sunshine in Buncrana’s Market Square yesterday, Tubridy said he hopes he can showcase the positive side to the town after it was plunged into sadness just two months to go. “We’ve been aware of difficult stories coming out of Buncrana in recent times,” he said. Tubridy promised his RTE listeners that he would come to Buncrana following the tragic drowning of five people, including three children, from the pier on March 20. The tragedy had a lasting affect on father-of-two Ryan, however the 43-year-old said he hoped bringing his show to Inishowen would ‘make a difference’. “I don’t know if we’ve made a difference but I hope the people of Buncrana enjoyed the show today and that people around the country listening-in think that sounds like a nice place to go and then they come here in their droves.” Speaking to the ‘Inishowen Independent’ yesterday the Late, Late Show host revealed that Buncrana woman, Jennifer Doherty, was instrumental in convincing him to come north. “Jennifer asked us to come and get a feel of the Buncrana and to see all the good stuff going on here.” Tubridy spent much of Sunday touring around north Inishowen on a boat from Bunagee Pier in Culdaff to Malin Head. “It was like an exotic Carribean Island but with a distinctive Irish coastline,” he smiled.