Mary Kennedy has returned to work with RTE, just a few months after announcing her retirement.
The legendary broadcaster got back in front of the camera this week, as she filmed an exciting new project from her garden.
Sharing a number of behind-the-scene snaps, Mary said, “[It’s] good to be back in the saddle. Well, my chair actually.
“Filming in the back back garden for RTE One. Looking through some interesting RTE archives.”
Mary spent 40 years working for the national broadcaster, before stepping away last September.
Recalling her first presenting gig, Mary reveals her nerves were astronomical.
Speaking to VIP Magazine, she said, “It was October 1978, so 41 years ago. That was when my first thing was with RTE. I was freelance and working as a teacher.
“I remember [my first job] well. I answered an ad in the paper which was the way you applied for jobs in RTE back then.”
She continued, “I was given a job as a part-time continuity announcer.
“My very first day was a Saturday and I did a tea-time slot introducing children’s programmes because the station only opened at 5pm back then.
“I can remember making my first announcement and being so nervous. When it was finished, I threw my eyes up to heaven and the camera was still rolling.”
Speaking of the clip, she said, “Oh, I would love to find it. There are some of them in the archives, I am sure.
“We had such posh voices back then, let me tell you, that’s just the way it was.”
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