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Shay Healy presents ‘Ballad Sheet’ (1969)

‘What’s Another Year’

The Life and Times Of Shay Healy.

Grainne MacNeill writes:

To mark the death of Shay Healy, RTÉ is re-airing this one hour documentary from 2014.

For the past five decades Shay Healy has played his part in commenting on many aspects of Irish life. Through his songwriting, journalism, programme making and all round mischief making his has been a unique contribution and continues to be so. Therefore it’s no surprise that celebrated figures from these areas have come together to pay tribute to Shays’ life and times.

They include Booker Prize winner Anne Enright, journalist Ann Marie Hourihan, Riverdance creators John McColgan and Bill Whelan, iconic Irish songwriter Paul Brady, legendary balladeer Paddy Reilly and Johnny Logan.

What’s Another Year on Wednesday at 10:40pm on RTÉ One.

Pic via RTÉ


Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6

The coffin arriving at the funeral of Shay Healy in the Victorian Chapel in Mount Jerome. The Eurovision-winning songwriter and broadcaster passed away last Friday.


Adele King “Twink”was refused entry to the chapel due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Leon Farrell/RollingNews

Famous faces mourn TV star Shay Healy at sombre funeral ceremony (Extra.ie)

Shay Healy holding a signed Rolling Stones-autographed Fender Stratocaster at the launch of a Rock and Pop Auction in Whyte’s in aid of the Irish Parkinsons Association in 2013

This morning.


Songwriter and broadcaster Shay Healy dies aged 78 (RTÉ)


shayShay Healy (no relation).

Elaine writes:

I just thought you might be interested in a piece that we’re doing on TV3’s MidWeek show tonight about Shay Healy (above) and the impact of Parkinson’s on his daily life.

He has been remarkably open and honest about how the disease is affecting his life and both us and Shay hope that this piece may help others out there who are suffering with the disease.

Midweek (TV3)

(The show is also available online on 3player from 11pm)


This is what they’re like when Bill and Liam go to bed.

John Giles and Eamon Dunphy yuck it up with Shay Healy in George’s Bistro on Nighthawks, on May 28, November 1989 (forgivably hammered as this was the night Ireland qualified for Italia ’90).

A compilation of the best of the genuinely groundbreaking Nighthawks, all fronted by Shay, will be shown on Nighthawks Rehashed on RTÉ Two on December 27 at 10.10pm.

Thanks Ann Louise Foley