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Donegal chef Brian Danny Minnie on love, life and other matters

first_imgDonegal chef and musician Brian Danny Minnie Ó Domhnaill is going to be sharing a unique insight into his personal life and relationship in an upcoming documentary.In An GaYel, a documentary to be broadcast on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta on Monday 7 August at 11 am, will follow well-known chef and musician Brian Danny Minnie from Annagry as he prepares to wed his partner of 17 years Paul Gallagher.Brian, whose family run the award-winning Tigh Danny Minnie restaurant in Annagry, grew up in rural Ireland at a time when homosexuality was illegal in this country and the church was still all-powerful. Brian Danny Minny and Paul GallagherIn this documentary by Dónall Mac Ruairí, Brian talks about what it was like for a young gay man at that time, and later a grown man working as a teacher in Dublin.He talks about the challenges and the secrecy, but also about coming to terms with his sexuality, about having the confidence to be himself, and about the acceptance he experienced from friends and family from the very beginning.In An GaYel, Brian explains how his own experience has given him a particular empathy for those on the margins, like immigrants to this country for example, who face their own challenges in order to make a good life for themselves.This documentary, however, is as much about what binds people as opposed to their differences. It will follow Brian and Paul, who have a wedding to prepare for, and like any other couple, there’s a lot to be done.Dónall Mac Ruairí follows them as they complete the to-do lists, and along the way the audience will learn about how they met, and how their love of many years brought them to this day.An GaYel will be broadcast on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta on Bank Holiday Monday, 7 August at 11 am.Donegal chef Brian Danny Minnie on love, life and other matters was last modified: July 27th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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