Doireann Garrihy bids are emotional farewell to 2FM after five years

Doireann Garrihy Pic: Evan Doherty

There wasn’t a dry eye in the room as Doireann Garrihy said goodbye to 2FM for the final time.

She signed off after five years on air with the broadcaster.

Doireann first joined the station in 2019 when she hosted the breakfast slot alongside Eoghan McDermott.

She was then joined by Carl Mullan and Donncha O’Callaghan who have been helming the show since 2021.

Pic: Instagram/RTÉ 2FM

The lads were emotional as they bid farewell to their “Swan”.

Donncha began the speeches by saying: “You’ve been like a sister to the two of us. When we do get in a hole and know we need someone to have our back, you’re always there and we’re so grateful.

“I’ve had brilliant teammates but you’re right up there. An unbelievable talent. A work rate like no one else has. Your ability to keep going is incredible… The greatest compliment I can give you is as a dad of three girls, I’d love if they ended up like you… we’ll see you along the way”

A teary Carl went on to say: “She’s funny, quick, professional, warm, she’s got a work effort like you’ve never seen before and she’s sickeningly talented.

“It’s becoming a dad that made me realise the qualities in people that I want to try to highlight in my kids, D has them in abundance… she’s been there for all of us in this team when there’s things going in the background which might not make it to the airwaves.

Doireann Garrihy Pic: Brian McEvoy

“She’s the definition of a great teammate and a great friend. Thank you for every single second of the last three years and being an absolutely brilliant pal.”

And sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the studio or by anyone listening, we’re sure!

Doireann finished up her time on the show by saying: “I just want to thank both of you from the bottom of my heart for every single day. It’s been the time of my life, I’ve enjoyed every single second of it.

“I love you all and thank you for being so welcoming all the way back in 2019 when I came in the door and I didn’t know anyone. It’s an amazing place to work. We’ve been through thick and thin every single morning… I’ve found brothers for life and I’m so grateful.”

To play her out, they put on Take That’s Never Forget that included an interlude from her nearest and dearest, including her finacé Mark Mehigan.

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