Regional Ambassadors - Keith Walsh – Kildare
Keith Walsh is a Radio and TV Broadcaster. He currently presents on weekends from 5pm-7pm on RTÉ 2FM and weekdays on RTE Gold. Previously the lead anchor on RTÉ 2FM’s Early Morning Breakfast Show ‘Breakfast Republic’, Keith has also lent his talents to the small screen appearing in a variety of roles on RTÉ One, RTÉ Two and Virgin Media.
Hailing from Lanseboro, Co Longford, now settled in Newbridge, Co. Kildare via Athlone! Keith studied drama in Inchicore College of Further Education.
Keith’s acting work on the small screen includes the part of ‘Phelim’ in Bridget and Eamon on RTÉ Two. Keith reprised his role in season four of Bridget and Eamon. He has appeared in The Gun Show and Tested on Humans also on RTÉ Two.
On RTÉ One, Keith presented The New Year’s Eve Show (2015) with Kathryn Thomas and the St Patrick’s Day Highlights Show (2016 and 2017) with Sinead Kennedy. In addition to TV, Keith has performed in the iconic Abbey Theatre’s 24 Hours Plays.
Keith recently performed part of his new play ‘Pure Mental’ live from the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge.
Speaking about his role, Keith said:
I am delighted to be asked to be the Culture Night Ambassador for Kildare this year. It genuinely is a great honour. I’m looking forward to promoting the night and the arts in general in Co. Kildare, having recently benefited from the facility and knowledge and expertise that comes with our very own Riverbank Arts Centre. We performed my one man show ‘Pure Mental’ from the stage in the Riverbank during lockdown and I was blown away by the energy and enthusiasm of everyone involved, and feel very grateful to have such a facility on our doorstep. It’s so important, especially this year that we all do what we can to support the arts in whatever way possible. See you on Culture Night!