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Graham joins charity hikers on Sheep’s Head Way

MORE than 160 people took part in Christian Aid’s annual Sheep’s Head Hike recently, including renowned celebrity and TV personality Graham Norton. The Sheep’s Head Hike, one of Cork’s largest hiking events on the Sheep’s Head, is a fundraising event aimed at raising funds to help some of the world’s poorest communities out of poverty. This year’s event drew participants from Cork, Tipperary, and even as far as the UK.

Graham’s wine is flying off the shelves

GRAHAM’S Norton’s very own signature wine has proved a big hit with punters in New Zealand selling 3,000 bottles within its first few hours on sale down under. The “Graham Norton’s Own Sauvignon Blanc” went on sale to the public in New Zealand for the first time last week and has proved a top seller for wine makers Invivo Wines who are based in Auckland.

Graham Norton gives neighbour’s house sale a twitter boost

CHAT show star Graham Norton gave his neighbour’s house sale a bit of boost recently by tweeting the details of the property to his more than 800,000 twitter followers.   Graham, who spends his summers at his idyllic waterside residence in Ahakista on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula tweeted a link to agent Charles McCarthy’s site extolling the virtues of his neighbour’s Kitchen Cove property which is on the market.

In pictures – Graham Norton opens new Bandon river walk

IT may not have been ideal weather for a stroll down by the river but that didn’t stop hundreds of fans turning out to welcome local boy made-good Graham Norton to his home town of Bandon to open a new riverside walk that has been named in his honour.   The star visit from the West Cork native and chat show host was arranged as part of the Cork “Rebel

Bandon’s most famous son to return home for Cork Rebel Week

BANDON native and celebrity talk show host, Graham Norton is set to return to his hometown on Friday 18th October for the official opening of the Graham Norton Riverwalk as part of Cork Rebel Week celebrations from October 14th – 20th.   The tranquil walkway, which runs alongside the famous River Bandon in Norton’s hometown has been transformed and will be officially opened by the man himself at 2pm.

Now Graham is set to have his own wine!

IF being the UK’s top rated chat show host and one of the BBC’s top stars wasn’t enough, West Cork’s own Graham Norton is now set to become a household name in the world of hospitality with a new wine set to be launched later this year named after him!   The move is the brainchild of top New Zealand winemakers Invivo who can think of no better ambassador for

Ahakista quiz has real star power

LOCAL celebrity Graham Norton added a touch of razzamatazz to a fundraising quiz in Ahakista at the weekend when he stepped in as quizmaster for the charity event as part of the “Aloha” themed festival.   The sold out event was held in a marquee next to the famous Tin Pub in the village.

Arise Dr Norton – “A very special honour” for West Cork star

WEST Cork TV star Graham Norton was visibly moved as he received an honorary doctorate from UCC recently in the presence of his proud mother Rhoda Walker and sister Paula Walker.   Graham was one of four people to receive the honour, the others being BBC journalist and author Fergal Keane; US District Court Judge Donald W. Molloy and Irish businessman Dermot O’Mahoney.  

Graham bags a Bafta

WEST Cork’s Graham Norton has bagged another Bafta scooping the 2013 award for best entertainment programme for The Graham Norton Show.   The Bandon native was hosting the glittering awards ceremony in London’s Royal Festival Hall, when he was honoured himself.

Graham celebrates the big 50 with thirteenth series

BANDON’S most famous son Graham Norton celebrated his 50th birthday by beginning the thirteenth series of his hot BBC chat show with superstar Tom Cruise who was in London promoting his new movie Oblivion.   On hearing that he had just turned 50, Cruise surprised the Bandon man with a surprise birthday gift of a Mexican Mariachi band who played Happy Birthday for the West Cork star.

Graham raises £1 million with record-breaking chat show

BANDON man Graham Norton raised an incredible £1 million for the Comic Relief charity thanks to his record-breaking marathon chat show which ran for six hours on BBC3 recently.   Graham set a new world record in the process by asking 175 questions in a single show, the most ever, as dozens of guests joined him in the studio.

BAFTA gong for West Cork’s Graham

BANDON’S Graham Norton has been awarded the BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance. The West Cork star was unable to accept the award in person at a star-studded ceremony in London as he was in Baku, Azerbaijan presenting the BBC’s coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Hundreds turn out as Graham Norton opens extension at old school

  UP to 400 well wishers turned out to welcome Bandon’s most famous son, TV superstar Graham Norton who was on a short visit home to open the new extension at his old school, Bandon Grammar. Mr Norton who spends several weeks every year in West Cork at his holiday home in Ahakista was on a flying visit this time and was due to return to London later today.

Star’s stolen car found thanks to GPS tracker

WEST Cork star Graham Norton’s stolen hybrid Lexus has been recovered thanks to the vehicle’s on-board GPS tracking device. The Bandon star revealed on his BBC radio show that the black RX 450 jeep had been stolen on Friday and appealed to listeners to help him find it. The car was stolen from near his East London home which was also burgled. “I am a bit distracted but was anybody

Comedy award for Graham Norton

BANDON native Graham Norton took one of the top prizes at the prestigious British Comedy Awards held in London on Friday night. Graham won the Best Comedy Entertainment Personality award beating off competition from Harry Hill, Alan Carr and Charlie Brooker as his career in the UK continues to go from strength to strength