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17 of the most eye-catching new shows coming to RTÉ this season

Dermot Bannon meets Daniel O’Donnell.

RTE ANNOUNCED ITS new schedule today out in Donnybrook, and my, here’s what we can expect this Autumn.

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Alison Spittle’s Culchie Club

Comedian Alison Spittle travels Ireland investigating what makes a culchie a culchie. Are you a culchie? You’ll love this.

The Westmeath comedian is also starring in her very own sitcom. Nowhere Fast chronicles the “hilarious trials of the boomerang generation as millennial Angela finds herself living back in the Midlands town she grew up with after an unfortunate incident scuppers her media career”.

Sounds amazing.

The Axel Foley story

This documentary is bound to stir up some emotion. It will tell the story of Axel Foley, a year on from his untimely passing. From a working class Limerick suburb, to the top of Irish rugby, Axel Foley was a true Munster rugby icon.

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If that isn’t emotional enough, Golden will follow couples in Ireland who have reached the magical 50 year anniversary. Can you imagine.

No Country For Women

This two-part documentary will examine ‘the State’s effort to limit women’s freedoms throughout the Republic’s history’. This one’s bound to be an interesting watch.

Irish in Wonderland

Yasmine Akram travels to the Hamptons and Cote D’Azur to meet Irish people raking it in. Prepare to feel resentful.

My Trans Life

This series will follow the lives of young transgender people in Ireland as they transition. What are the emotional and mental struggles involved in transitioning in this country?

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WeatherWatch Live

They are LITERALLY MAKING A SHOW ABOUT THE WEATHER. Let’s face it, we’re a country obsessed. WeatherWatch Live promises to be interactive and we love it already.

Say Yes to the Dress

Yes, it’s finally on the way, with wedding guru Franc at the helm.

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Ends Meet

Remember that cute little endearing cartoon on the RTE Player. Well, it’s getting its own series and we’re only delighted.

Young Offenders

The one we’ve been waiting for. The six part series is currently filming in Cork and we can’t wait.

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The School

The CCCahoots lads are bringing their warm-hearted mockumentary following teachers and children of a fictional Cork primary school to our tellies this season. They follow the school as they prepare for the Nativity play.

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Dermot Bannon’s Superhomes

Everyone’s fav, Dermo Bannon, is off to America. But don’t worry, he’s just going to show us some houseporn. When he’s back, he’ll be doing Room to Improve for none other than Daniel and Majella O’Donnell. TV moment of the year.

This Crowded House

Brendan Courtney attempts to get over-25s still living at home out of the nest. Eh Brendan, have you seen the prices of rentals recently?


Frock Finders

This SIX PART series follows people searching for the perfect outfit for their big occasions. It’s like Say Yes to the Dress, but much less important.

Salon Confidential

Remember the Salon on e4? Ireland is getting a similar show. Here, we’ll spy on a Dublin salon as they do customers’ hair, but also fix their life. Irish blogger Lisa Jordan aka Just Jordan will star along with Taylor Swift’s Irish hairdresser Gareth Bromell.

Raised by a Village

Troubled teens head out of the city and into an Irish village where discipline is key. Are they going to a Gaeltacht?

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