Anna Daly

TV Pre­sen­ter, TV3

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What’s your favourite thing about Ire­land?

It has to be the peo­ple – we’re warm, fun and mostly easy-go­ing. We’re able to laugh at our­selves which is so im­por­tant!

Your favourite Ir­ish town?

Grey­stones, Co Wick­low. Of course I’m bi­ased (I live there!), but it re­ally has ev­ery­thing. You have beau­ti­ful seafront views, in­de­pen­dent bou­tiques, gift shops, and in­cred­i­ble restau­rants and cafes. There’s a warmth and a buzz to Grey­stones. It’s also home to the Happy Pear, where I reg­u­larly stop for a cof­fee or a quick bite to eat.

Best view in Ire­land?

Mul­lagh­more, Co Sligo. It’s a gor­geous lit­tle spot that we hol­i­day in, thanks to my kind un­cle who has a beau­ti­ful hol­i­day house there. I like to sit in the liv­ing room with a glass of wine and look di­rectly over at the sea. It’s the most per­fect view on a good day. Thanks Un­cle Jimmy!

Best bar in Ire­land?

I love the cosi­ness of the Horse and Hound in Del­gany vil­lage. Favourite week­end re­treat?

Dro­moland Cas­tle, Co Clare. Now that’s an es­cape!

Where do you shop for clothes?

Lit­tle­woods are in­cred­i­ble for my on-air wardrobe – and also my clothes for the real world and be­ing a mum! My cloth­ing can be vastly dif­fer­ent de­pend­ing on what day it is. I love Zara too.

Where do you pick up in­gre­di­ents for cook­ing? Lo­cal su­per­mar­kets, wher­ever is hand­i­est.

Favourite Ir­ish build­ing?

I think the Aras al­ways looks so stately and im­pres­sive – there’s a sense of pride about it.

What do you rec­om­mend to tourists?

The Guin­ness Store­house; Trin­ity Col­lege (the li­brary and court­yards es­pe­cially); Grafton St; and Stephen’s Green on a sunny day. Go­ing south, I think tourists need to see the likes of Inchy­doney, and en­joy the charm of a vil­lage like Clon­akilty. Have a pint of the black stuff and en­joy a late night sin­ga­long. Noth­ing like it!

• Anna Daly presents Week­end AM on Vir­gin me­dia Tele­vi­sion on Satur­day and Sun­day from 9am­12 noon.

Guin­ness Store­house

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