One of TG4’s most popular series is a deceptively simple format – a conversation between the host, the award-winning broadcaster Máirtín Tom Sheáinín, and his weekly guest. His particular talent is to put his guest completely at ease - whether the person is a national figure or someone who has lived life far away from the headlines, all are happy to share their innermost feelings or experiences in a quiet conversation with Máirtín.
Among this year’s guests are former Taoiseach Brian Cowen, veteran film-maker Bob Quinn, former leading trade-unionist Des Geraghty, former Minister Mary Hanafin, the current Catholic Bishop of Achonry - Dr Breandán Ó Ceallaigh and Michael McCann, President of Saint Vincent de Paul in Galway.
Siobhán Uí Scanláin from Béal Átha an Gaorthaidh is Máirtín's guest this week. She started out as a teacher but left it to work in The Fabulous Fabric Company with her husband. She tells Máirtín about how she won the Cailín Gaelach competition at Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta when it was hosted in Conamara.
Fr. Donnchadh Mac Eiteagáin joins Máirtín in studio this week. Donnchadh spent 12 years as a chaplain on board a cruise ship that travelled the world. He is currently a parish priest in Raphoe in Co. Donegal. He tells Máirtín about the places he visited while aboard the cruise liner.