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A bumper Sunday night of new entertainment kicks off on RTÉ

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If you’re wondering how to fill that glitter ball sized hole in your Sunday night viewing, after the series finale of Dancing with the Stars, then look no further!

RTÉ has got you covered this Sunday with not one, but four new series' kicking off from 6:30pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player.

From comedy capers with pranksters Doireann, Donncha and Carl to emotional trips down memory lane with Brendan Courtney we have something to suit all television tastes this weekend.   

Raised by the Village – 6:30pm  

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Under the guidance of one of Irelands top psychotherapists, Dr. Richard Hogan, the hugely popular parenting series Raised By the Village sees urban families who need major help with their teens move them to the heart of the countryside where they will be raised by a village.

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Imagine a life without wi-fi and late nights! But will the teens learn to behave better when they’re part of a tight-knit community where the local adults keep a very close eye on what they get up to? 

Keys to My Life – 7:30pm  

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Get ready to embark on an emotional journey down memory lane as Keys to My Life returns. Hosted by Brendan Courtney, the beloved series invites viewers to witness poignant memories and profound revelations from eight well-known Irish personalities as they revisit the places that have shaped their lives.

Featuring in this series are Today's Maura Derrane, Irish writer Paul Howard, former Liverpool and Ireland striker John Aldridge, Former Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Joan Burton, Musician Steve Wall, Singer Tony Allen and Social Justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry.   

In the first episode Brendan meets with actor Eilish O’Carroll. Renowned for her role in Mrs. Brown’s Boys, Eilish O’Carroll courageously revisits the homes that bear witness to her pre-fame struggles, offering a glimpse into the trials of domestic abuse and self-discovery.  


The Full Irish Hidden Camera Show – 8.30pm 

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Doireann Garrihy, Donncha O’Callaghan and Carl Mullan are on the road ready to prank the unsuspecting people of Ireland in The Full Irish Hidden Camera Show!

Over this 8-week series members of the public will be thrown into elaborate and bizarre situations as our three prank-masters don wigs and disguises and create chaos, all in the name of entertainment. 

Everything will be recorded on our hidden cameras. But how will people react when they realise they’ve been set up? It’s fun for all the family on The Full Irish Hidden Camera Show


The Great House Revival – 9.30pm 

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Adventurous homeowners battle to restore derelict or unloved properties to their former glory, but can they create their dream home in the ruined walls of our past? 

Presented by architect Hugh Wallace, this series follows homeowners across Ireland as they try to restore and transform their derelict properties into comfortable homes fit for today – while saving a piece of the country’s architectural heritage.  

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In this fourth series, Hugh meets homeowners who are transforming old cowsheds, tumbling townhouses and an abandoned former school, across the country from Cork to Wexford. With our housing shortage in the headlines daily, can these restorers show us the way to a dream home by resurrecting buildings from our past.  


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