Alan McGuire was born and raised in Wexford as he says “on the wrong side of the track” so much so that he was almost living in the Slaney! He admits to having a pampered upbringing, “while everyone else in the corporation estate froze during the harsh winters we had two lumps of coal for the fire”. Alan has a keen interest in movies especially traditional cinema but enjoys all types of music.
During his shows Alan likes nothing more than the banter with his listeners over the phone and listening to people pass on all types of knowledge. The staff of South East Radio love seeing Alan come into work as the majority of the time he smuggles in cakes and biscuits for sharing – the waist lines however are never thankful for his sharing nature!!
Alan previously presented South East Radio’s Regional Express programme and following a short break to pursue other passions in life Alan has returned to present South East Radio’s Drivetime from 3pm ‘till 6pm every weekday and on Saturdays you can catch him from 11:30am ‘till 2pm on South East Radio’s Saturday Show.
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Alan would most like to emulate Fungi the Dolphin. He says Fungi goes swimming everyday and doesn’t feel the cold, is loved by everyone and seems to be immortal! Can’t argue with any of that!
In the unlikely event of being stranded on a desert island Alan’s 3 essentials would be 1. A Swiss Army pocketknife with at least sixty gadgets on it, including that most useful device for removing stones from horses’ hooves. 2. The Delorean car/time-machine from the movie “Back To The Future” with a fully-functioning flux capacitor installed. This would allow him to travel back millions of years to when the island was joined to the mainland, all he would have to do is drive off into the distance, avoiding hitting any dinosaurs on the way. And 3, an infinitely long roll of toilet paper – those coconut leaves can be a real pain in the butt!
Alan says that his most proud moment was “That wonderful day in September 1996 in Croke Park when I held aloft the Risteard O’Toole Cup as captain of the County Wexford team. We had just won the All-Ireland GAA tiddly-wink championships”
Alan would like his children to learn the following values from him;
- Do no harm.
- Try to be good.
- If rule 2 is proving difficult refer back to rule 1.
If you were planning to go to dinner at Alan’s house you might have to squeeze in at the end as his ideal guest list is rather long;
Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo Marx, Tony Hancock, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett, Dermot Morgan, Pauline McGlynn, Ardal O’Hanlon, Frank Kelly, the entire cast of Dad’s Army, the cast of Last of The Summer Wine, Pat Shortt, John Kenny, Dawn French, Joanna Lumley, Jennifer Saunders, Paul Merton, Julian Cleary, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Woody Allen, Will Smith, Judi Bowker, Hayley Mills, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemon, Tony Curtis, Vanessa Paradis, Johnny Depp, Jacques Tatti, Brigitte Bardot, Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Doris Day, Foghorn Leghorn, Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Mel Blanc, Jack Dee, Nicholas Parsons, Dickie Bird, Geoffrey Boycott, Henry Blofeld, Anthony Hopkins, Dara O’Brion, Podge and Rodge, Dustin the Turkey, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Colin Farrell, Peter Dinklage, Viggo Mortensen – It would be a very noisy dinner party but there should be plenty of laughs!
Seeing a beautiful young woman on the arm of an ugly, rich man is likely to bring a tear to Alan’s eye- he’s such a softie!!!!!!!!!!
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