— Mary K (@MollthePoll) September 9, 2014
I had a lovely surprise this morning – Mary Kingston, my former co-presenter from RTE’s Echo Island in the 1990’s called in with her lovely new kitten, Hermione. She sent out the above tweet about her visit soon after.
Echo Island was my first television job – it ran from September 1994 until June 1999 – that’s from 20 years ago to 15 years ago. Other presenters included Dara Ó Briain, Derek Mooney, Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, Tom O’Brannigan, Carrie Crowley, Peter O’Meara, Danann Breathnach, Sinéad Chaomhánach, Sharon Ní Fhinneadha and Christine Ní Chearraláin.
Echo Island was a lovely introduction for me to working on television – a friendly, enthusiastic team, and a positive, entertaining, exciting weekly programme. Many happy memories!