Doireann Garrihy is a Radio & TV Broadcaster, Content Creator, and Podcast Host. She presents 2FM Breakfast with Doireann, Donncha and Carl on RTÉ 2FM alongside Donncha O’Callaghan and Carl Mullan. Doireann also presented the sixth series of Dancing with The Stars Ireland on RTÉ One alongside Jennifer Zamparelli.
In December 2021, Doireann presented ‘Big Night In’ on RTÉ One alongside co-host Dermot Whelan. The very well received show included laugh out loud celebrity pranks, nail biting studio games, audience surprises and a Christmas stocking full of other treats. Her TV show, ‘The Doireann Project’ has aired on the RTÉ Player and RTÉ Two and the show features a number of impressions of both well-known names across Ireland as well as characters we regularly meet every day. Doireann also hosted ‘The Podge and Rodge Show’ on RTÉ Two where the doors of Ballydung Manor had truly been open once again! In December 2020, Doireann’s brand new show aired on the RTÉ Player called ‘Reeling in the Fears’ which is a chaotic lookback at 2020.
In 2019, Doireann launched her podcast called 'The Laughs of Your Life'. The podcast shot straight to number one in the Podcast episodes and show charts. In this series, Doireann delves into the beauty of having a laugh, speaking to guests from all walks of life. From first memories of laughter to being laughed at to “if I didn’t laugh, I’d cry” moments; these markers shape the interviews, bringing out the best in some of Ireland’s most influential people. Guests have included Broadcasting Icons, Ryan Tubridy, Ian Dempsey, Baz Ashmawy and Mario Rosenstock, as well as Michael Bublé, Chris O’ Dowd, Paul Mescal, Simon Harris, Blindboy Boatclub (recorded live at Electric Picnic) and Bressie. In April 2023, Doireann brought her podcast to the stage in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre for two sold out shows, including special guest Rylan Clark.
Doireann kicked off her radio career with AA Roadwatch, reporting on both Breakfast Republic and The Eoghan McDermott Show on RTÉ 2FM. It wasn’t long before she had shown her broadcasting potential and within a year, she progressed to a full-time position in Spin 1038 as their Entertainment Reporter in May 2016. In May 2017, she joined ‘The Zoo Crew’ alongside Martin Guilfoyle. The show was a huge hit with listeners. Doireann also regularly took to the hotseat on Today FM covering for ‘Alison Curtis Weekend Breakfast’.
Before moving to the Zoo Crew, Doireann rounded up the best stories from across the entertainment world every Friday on Virgin Media One’s ‘The Six O’Clock Show’. She acted as Entertainment Contributor to Virgin Media One’s Ireland AM. She has also appeared on Virgin Media One’s Elaine and Xposé. During RTÉ’s ‘Dancing with The Stars’, she was a panellist on the spin off show ‘Can’t Stop Dancing’. Doireann also worked with RTÉ at the 2017’s Ladies Day at the Dublin Horse Show where she reported on all the fashionable highlights of the day.
Doireann rose to attention across social media, becoming known for her uncanny impressions of well-known Irish bloggers and personalities and as such, has amassed a major social following. Her Instagram account boasts 302,000 followers, 72,100 Twitter followers and over 79,367 followers on Facebook. Organic reaches of the posts far surpass these figures reaching over 2 million impressions on some posts. In 2017 Doireann was awarded with the Most Stylish Online Influencer Award at the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards, Best Snapchat Star at the Gossies as well as U Magazine’s 30 under 30 Rising Star Award. In 2018, The Zoo Crew with Martin and Doireann on Spin 1038 won Best Radio Show at the Gossies. Thanks to her warm personality, sharp wit, and her ability to make people laugh, Doireann spoke at Zeminar 2017 and MC’s a number of BEO events, a health and wellness event taking place in a number of venues across the country. Doireann has MC'd the Sky Shine Awards. She also took part in the Westport Sea to Summit Adventure Race in aid of the Make a Wish charity and MC’d the X Hale Youth Awards for the Irish Cancer Society. She is an avid supporter of Saint Vincent de Paul.
Doireann graduated from Trinity College with a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies. From there, she enrolled in a Radio Production course with the Today FM School of Radio where she was bitten by the broadcasting bug! Doireann also ran a School of Speech & Drama in Castleknock in Dublin with her sister Ailbhe, teaching 60 children per week.
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