Four local models have been featuring regularly over the past two months on RTE’s Today show which is hosted by DaithÍ Ó Sé and Maura Derrane.
The show has a regular fashion slot and the Kerry based, award winning model agency Upfront Model Management secured the contract for the Spring/Summer season.
Upfront, which is run by Orla Diffly, has an extensive range of models based not just in Kerry but in various locations throughout the country.
Former Miss Kerry, Ellen O’Shea from Currow and three Castleisland locals: Liz Galwey, Aishling O’Connell and Blathnaid O’Callaghan have been seen in the fashion slots over the past couple of months.
In fact Liz Galwey is due to appear on the show today at some point between (4-30pm to 5-45pm)
Ms. Galwey is no stranger to T.V. having appeared over the years in several morning and afternoon shows. Aishling O’Connell wowed the country when she featured on screen travelling far and wide while being such a successful contestant in The Model Scout.
Blathnaid O’Callaghan, a daughter of Flor and Noreen from Ballymacadam , is new to T.V. but is already making a huge impact. And, Currow native and former Miss Kerry, Ellen O’Shea is celebrating her appearance on the cover of the Cork based, Like magazine this week.
All four girls have modelled in Kerry fashion week and Blathnaid and Aisling featured extensively in the 2014 advertising campaign.
The Today show is recorded in RTE’s Cork studio.
“It’s a wonderful but hectic experience which involves a quick rehearsal on arrival followed by a make up touch up and then it’s on to live T.V.,” said Liz Galwey.
“This leaves no time for relaxation as the changes are quicker than you might imagine. However, it’s a fantastic and enjoyable experience and was particularly enjoyable recently when the fashion on display was from our local Hannon’s Fashion Shop in Castleisland,” said Liz Galwey.
The Today show can be seen each afternoon from Monday to Friday from 4.30pm to 5.45pm. If you’re a dab hand at the RTÉ Player you can catch up on it at will.