Gay Byrne has revealed he won’t be having a big party for his birthday – but will be chilling out in his adopted Donegal.
The telly legend, who turns 82 today, will spend the day with family and friends in Dungloe where he has had a house for many years.
Gay said: “I’m not a person for big celebrations. I did celebrations for my 80th two years ago. I’m in Donegal and I’ll have the family around me and grandchildren.
“We will probably go out for a meal somewhere and that will be it. We’re just having a little holiday. We’ve been coming to Donegal for the last 40 years or so.”
And the Meaning Of Life star — who was hospitalised last year after suffering a heart attack —said he’s delighted he is still in “one piece”.
He told the Herald: “I have remarkably good health and I’m grateful at that. I’ve arrived at the tender age of 82 in one piece and feel upright, much to everybody’s surprise, including my own.
“Thank God I’ve enjoyed robust good health all my life. I had a little heart setback earlier this year and I have been told to look after myself with a little more care, but so far I am doing fine.”
He added: “I walk a lot. I lived in Howth for 35 years and I walked a great deal there. The great thing about Howth is that going or coming, you’ve got to climb the hill.”Tags: