The Last Matchmaker: The Heart-Warming True Story of the Man Who Brought Love to Ireland by Willie Daly

bookshelves: autobiography-memoir, fradio, love, nonfiction, published-2010, summer-2014, amusing

Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from June 20 to 27, 2014


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pls5b

Dermot Crowley reads from the memoir by traditional Irish matchmaker Willie Daly. Telling tall tales of true love, this is a fascinating journey through modern rural Ireland and its recent past.

Abridged by David Jackson Young.

Episode 1: A star added just for the Waterboys theme tune

Episode 2: Willie is inducted into the family business by his grandfather.

Episode 3: How the cultural and social changes of the 1960s began to impact on life in rural Ireland.

Episode 4: Willie’s father made his last match a month before he died – finding a wife for his son.

Episode 5: A salutary tale warning against messing with the path of true love.