St. Patrick’s Festival presents

FINEST MINDS: Marian Richardson in conversation with Deirdre O’Kane

A lively evening of conversation, laughter, debate and performance with Ireland’s Finest* minds.

Renowned RTÉ producer and broadcaster Marian Richardson will delve into the thoughts, life and career of this year’s guest, the award-winning comedian, actress and presenter Deirdre O’Kane, with a special musical guest performance from Sierra Leonean-Irish artist Loah.

Marian Richardson

is a multi award-winning broadcast journalist and producer working across current affairs, politics, and the arts.

Deirdre O’Kane

is an award-winning comedian, actress and presenter. In 2020 she will host her own live comedy-based TV show, The Deirdre O’Kane Show, which will air in the UK and Ireland on SKY.


Aka Sallay Matu Garnett, is a classically trained singer songwriter of Sierra Leonean and Irish origin who has been hailed for her unique blend of folk and soul.