"I remember opening the door and Robert, who was three, ran away. So I said, 'that's enough of that'." In tonight's show, the Dubliner shows Lucy around his home in Lanzarote, which he shares with his wife of almost 48 years, Sheila.Lucy and Finbar explore the local markets, take a camel ride and eat at a restaurant at the top of a volcano as Finbar opens up on his life and late friend Terry Wogan.On Christmas Day, 1966, twelve crew of the St Finbarr perished after an explosion in the Grand Banks. In Hull, families did not know who was dead or alive. Lavery, author of The Headscarf Revolutionaries, recalls the disaster on its 50 THE St Finbarr's last trip was plagued by bad luck for Skipper Tommy Sawyers and his men.It took fourteen days battling atrocious weather to get to the Grand Banks – a trip usually done in half that time.FINBAR FUREY AND Christy Dignam have received a great deal of praise, following their stunning duet of the song Green Fields of France on the Late Late Show last night.The pair were on the show to celebrate Furey’s 70th birthday, and were joined by Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, musician Sharon Shannon and actor Patrick Bergin to celebrate Furey’s career.Ideally we'd have my son's school friends so they could stage a game of football, his passion. The area has a European feel, a lot of French and Germans have moved there.I'm not a Cordon Bleu cook, but I love food and feeding people.
Furey had picked him up by coming over to his house with a banjo and they played songs together.Skipper Tommy Sawyers, a hard taskmaster, rated as one of Hull's best, still managed to fill the fish holds and the crew was looking forward to another bumper payout of "film star" wages upon their return.Sawyers had pushed his ship and her crew to the limit when fishing was forced to a halt. Apart from those on watch and working on the nets, Sawyers told his men to go below and rest before the next haul.On her maiden voyage in 1964, St Finbarr smashed the national catch record hauling in 488 tons and 17 hundredweight – and had continued to do so since.Thirteen trips later, on Christmas Day 1966, the St Finbarr had endured thirty-eight days of foul weather, from Spurn Point to the Grand Banks.