Kathleen Watkins Wiki
Kathleen Watkins is best known as the wife of Irish host Gay Byrne. She is an announcer, harpist, actress, singer and Irish author. She played Grace Gifford at the Insurrection docudrama of 1966. She was the host of Tralee’s Rose in 1977, the only woman so far to do so.
Kathleen Watkins Biography, Wiki
Kathleen Watkins is the best known as the wife of Irish presenter Gay Byrne. She is a Irish broadcaster, harpist, actress, singer, and author. She played Grace Gifford in the 1966 docudrama Insurrection. #cronabyrne #gay https://t.co/8NXOYb66FG pic.twitter.com/vd8h238cEt
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Kathleen Watkins Age
She is 85 years old
Kathleen Watkins Husband Gay Byrne
Gabriel Mary “Gay” Byrne affectionately known as Uncle Gay, Gaybo or Uncle Gaybo was an Irish presenter and radio and television presenter. His most notable role was the first presenter of The Late Late Show for a period of 37 years that spanned from 1962 to 1999. The Late Late Show is the second oldest chat program in the world. His time working in Britain with Granada Television saw him become the first person to present The Beatles on the screen. From 1973 to 1998, Byrne presented The Gay Byrne Hour, later The Gay Byrne Show when it was extended to two hours, on RTÉ Radio 1 every morning from Monday to Friday. After retiring from his long-running radio and television programs, Byrne presented several other programs, including Who Wants to Be a Millionaire ?, The Meaning of Life and For One Night Only on RTÉ One and Sunday Serenade Sunday with Gay Byrne on RTÉ lyric FM In 2006 he was elected president of the Irish Road Safety Authority. On his retirement, he was described as the “Elder Lemon of Irish broadcasting”. In 2010, The Irish Times said that Byrne was “without a doubt the most influential radio and television man in the history of the Irish state.” In 2011, he approached him to become president of Ireland, but refused to run, despite having died. Opinion polls
Gay Byrne Death, Gay Byrne Cause of Death
In a statement, his family said: “Sadly, Kathleen, Crona and Suzy want to announce that their beloved Gay has died peacefully today at home, surrounded by his family.
“We want to thank everyone for their love and support during Gay’s illness. Particularly the wonderful teams at the Mater Hospital, the San Francisco Hospice and the Irish Cancer Society.”
Ah, RIP Gaybo! His wife, Kathleen Watkins, is a pal of my Moms since the 50s. They came over to dinner when I was a kid. We wanted him to be our uncle.
He changed our nation for the better by giving the most prime of airtime to voices that needed to be heard. Thank you, Gay. https://t.co/HaNgQl9yJY
— DrKevGuitar (@DrKevGuitar) November 4, 2019
Irish President Michael D Higgins said Byrne was “a man of great charisma, one of the most recognized faces of Irish broadcasting.”
“Through his work on radio and television, he challenged Irish society and threw light not only on the bright sides but also the dark sides of Irish life,” he said.