New documentary about Gay Byrne coming to RTÉ 8 months ago

New documentary about Gay Byrne coming to RTÉ

Dear Gay will tell the stories behind the tens of thousands of letters that were written to Gay Byrne over his 60 years in broadcasting.

RTÉ has announced that a new documentary about the legendary Gay Byrne is coming soon.

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The documentary aims to tell some of the myriad stories behind the tens of thousands of letters that were written to Gay over his 60 years in broadcasting.

And as part of the project, RTÉ wants to know if you, or someone you know, wrote to Gay's radio or television shows over those decades.

Over the years, people wrote letters to Gay sharing personal stories which they sometimes couldn’t even tell their best friends and family members, which lifted the lid on subjects such as domestic abuse, depression, alcoholism, divorce, abortion, forced adoptions, homosexuality, clerical and institutional abuse and more.

If you have an interesting story to tell about Byrne, they want to hear from you.

The documentary will air on RTÉ One later this year, and if you want to have your story heard, just fill out the form here.

Byrne died in 2019 at the age of 85, and was on Ireland's airwaves on televisions for over 60 years.