Saturday 16 December 2017

Xpose mums were such a great help when it came to my own baby, reveals Karen Koster

Karen Koster
Karen Koster

She's embraced motherhood since welcoming baby Finn 10 months ago. Now Karen Koster has said her famous friends were a big help when it came to parenting pointers.

The TV3 presenter returned to her glamorous gig on Xpose after maternity leave a few weeks ago and Karen is happy to be reunited with her colleagues - particularly fellow mums Aisling O'Loughlin and Xpose producer Debbie O'Donnell.

"Aisling and Debbie are both working mothers and they'll tell you it's a struggle [to balance parenthood and work] too," Karen told the Diary.

"[When it comes to parenting] Aisling is a very calm influence. She was great when I was pregnant."

The pretty blonde started her baby son in creche in the weeks running up to her TV return so he had time to get used to being apart from her, and although Karen was in tears being apart from little Finn, she couldn't help but enjoy having time to herself again.

"I made a fool of myself to begin with, but then again once I handed him over it was like a little holiday - I got to have a snoop around the shops and everything," she said.

Bryan returns for Dublin gig

Canadian rocker Bryan Adams has announced he will return to Ireland next year. The Summer of '69 singer will play Dublin as part of his Get Up tour, hitting the stage at the 3Arena on May 10, before playing the following night in Belfast's SSE Arena.

Tickets for the hotly anticipated shows go on sale this Friday priced at €62.45 at www.ticketmaster.ie

Arise and go to Yeats festival

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats, a great granddaughter of the real life muse of Yeats, Maude Gonne, will host this year's Yeats Festival.

Aisling Law and other family members, including Imogen Stuart, one of the country's most famous sculptors, will offer their memories of the great lady at Rossnaree House in Sligo.

The programme of events includes intimate poetry readings and discussions by renowned Yeats scholars, authors and artists including John Banville.

Ticket prices start at €30 for a day ticket, and go up to €70 for a full weekend ticket which includes a great feast on Saturday evening, available from www.rossnaree.ie.

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