Michael, who suffers from a serious rare eye condition which has left him blind, is a number one fan of the RTE TV soap, Fair City. He enthusiastically follows the characters and plots as they unfold on the nightly series. It has been a long time dream of his to visit the set and meet with his favourite actors. His dream finally came true when he was picked up by Ferrari on Thursday morning and chauffeured by Richard Molloy at high speed on the M50 to RTE, Donnybrook.
Ciara helped Michael to explore the set of the now familiar street including the famous McCoy’s pub, Vino’s Wine Bar, Phelan’s newsagents, the charity shop and community centre. Leo, Detective Deegan, Carol and Dean all took time out from filming to say hello to Michael and pose for photographs.
After spending the morning hanging out with the actors in RTE it was time for lunch so once more Michael was whisked off by Richard in his Ferrari and brought to the Radisson Hotel where he sipped Coke Cola and chewed on tasty chicken nuggets!
Michael and his mum, Lorraine, were given a walk on part so look out for the two aspiring actors as they stroll there way past the Community Centre . . .in an episode of Fair City coming to a TV screen near you!!