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Ashford Resident Charlie Bird To Appear On This Week's Late Late Show.

Charlie Bird received the Freedom of County Wicklow in September.

The Late Late Show will be paying a special visit to Wicklow this week, as the production team moved to his house in Ashford this week to conduct an interview with Charlie Bird and his wife, Claire Bird.

Bird received the Freedom of County Wicklow in September after his work of shining a light on Motor Neurone Disease. Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis was the first to receive the honour in 2009, followed by world champion boxer Katie Taylor in 2011. 

In recent years, Bird was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. He raised nearly €3.4m for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Pieta House with his recent climb of Croagh Patrick in Mayo.

He is known for his work as Chief News Correspondent with RTÉ News and Current Affairs until January 2009. He briefly took up the role of Washington Correspondent, but returned to his earlier post in Ireland in June 2010. He retired from RTÉ in August 2012.

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