Proust Questionnaire

Cormac Ó hEahra RnaG

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A fine day somewhere on the west coast, preferably Gaillimh!

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

I’d aspire to the drive of Collins, the intelligence of Dev, the charisma of Kennedy, the leadership of Garibaldi.

Which living person do you most admire?

People who can endure personal tragedy and still live with grace.

Which is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Verbosity.

What is your greatest extravagance?

My negative equity!

What is your favourite journey?

Siar go Conamara, an áit a bhfuil an chraic’s an spraoi.

On what occasion do you lie?

Only in the Proust Questionnaire.

Which living person do you most despise?

I genuinely despise nobody.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My wife and my family!

When and where were you happiest?

When I’m laughing and thankfully that’s often!

Which talent would you most like to have?

To cut a sliotar over the bar, from a sideline 50 yards out in front of 80,000 people.

What is your current state of mind?

Flux.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Always looking to the future!

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what do you think it would be?

Myself!

What is your most treasured possession?

An Ghaeilge.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

You shouldn’t ask those questions, it could get someone to the lowest depths of misery.

What is your favourite occupation?

Reading, jogging, or watching sport.What is the quality you most like in a man?

Respect.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Ability to have a laugh!

Who are your favourite writers?

I’m reading The World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond.

What is your motto?

Virtute et claritate is the ‘Ó hEadhra’ family name motto. I’ll take that!

Cormac presents magazine/current affairsprogramme Cormac Ag A Cúig, Mondays to Fridays at 5pm on Raidió na Gaeltachta. He won the 2013 Oireachtas Media Award for Best Presenter . The programme won best radio series.

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