On the LaoisToday podcast tis week, presenter Paul Downey is joined by LaoisToday Talking Sport podcast presenter Alan Hartnett and Fr David Vard of Portlaoise Parish.
We sat down and discussed many things with Fr David, including why he joined the priesthood, his four years in Portlaoise, what he does in his spare time and some of his favourite TV shows.
Alan even tried to convince him to watch the latest season of Love Island – but we’re not sure you’ll hear about that particular show in any of his upcoming sermons.
In part two, Steven Miller is joined by Shane Whelan, the Abbeyleix native who is Director of Digital Marketing and Communications with the Lions Rugby team and is currently in South Africa for this year’s tour.
He chats about what his job entails, how social media has changed since the last Lions tour in 2017 and what it’s like in South Africa as the country is in hard lockdown and grapples with the latest Covid wave.
The LaoisToday podcast is presented by Portlaoise native Paul Downey and is available wherever you get your podcasts.