Tommy Tiernan has revealed that when he dies, he wants his ashes to be scattered all over Galway Bay.
Comedian who grew up from Meath has made Galway his adoptive home for the past 30 years since he first moved there in his early 20s.
Since then, he has had two marriages and three children from each relationship.
Tiernan (53) confirms: “I love the West and I’ve been living in Galway for over 30 years now.
“I want my ashes to be scattered over Galway Bay. I have six children and a granddaughter, all of whom are Galwegians born and raised, and the city will adopt them. I am a disruptor.”
Tiernan made his remarks in the new two-part series about west of Ireland that he is presenting on RTÉ One, Tommy Tiernan’s Epic West.
“When I finished school, I didn’t go to college anywhere, I went West,” he added. “It was 1988. The great thing about the West for me is tolerance of failure, acceptance. That just gives us freedom.
In episode one, he went to Skellig Michael before moving to Sligo and then Connemara to meet poet Kevin Barry, members of The Saw Doctors, and theater founder Druid Garry Hynes.
Other artists he meets on his travels include hip hop star Limerick and podcaster Blindboy Boatclub and singer Altan Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh.
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In the second episode, viewers will see him visit the abandoned St Brigid mental hospital in Ballinasloe, Co Galway.
“There’s always been a big threat in Connemara and parts north of Galway that if you don’t behave… that you will be sent east – and they have no intention of going to Dublin – that means mental hospital in Ballinasloe.”
Tommy Tiernan’s Epic West airs Wednesday, 9:35 p.m., RTÉ One.
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