Virgin Media Television’s ‘Ireland AM’ is bringing its #Backing Business campaign to Kilkenny

On Saturday, Ireland AM will be live from Kilkenny featuring  a number of local businesses 


Friday 11th December 2020:  As part of Virgin Media’s #BackingBusiness campaign that launched in March, ‘Ireland AM’ will be broadcasting live from Kilkenny on Saturday 12th December from 9am – 12noon.


Ireland AM presenter Simon Delaney will be live from Kilkenny showcasing a number of local businesses including Kilkenny hurler TJ Reid, Butterslip Shop, Kilkenny Design, Lorimat Jewellers, Cake Face Pastries, Fab Hair Salons, Goods of Kilkenny, Goatsbridge Trout and Cleere Insurance.

Deric Hartigan will be broadcasting weather reports from The Kilkenny River Court Hotel.


The #BackingBusiness campaign gives businesses an opportunity to promote their service or product to the nation on across Virgin Media Television and its social media platforms.  Every week, for the last nine months, over 200 different businesses, from right across Ireland, have been highlighted on Ireland’s longest running breakfast TV show ‘Ireland AM’.


Ireland AM presenter Simon Delaney said:

“I am delighted #BackingBusiness is able to broadcast from Kilkenny this weekend.   We will be featuring so many fantastic local businesses on the show.  They are the lifeblood of our communities.  This year, in the run up to Christmas, I would encourage everyone to buy local – it will make a massive difference to everyone.”


#BackingLocal helps support local economies, sustains and creates jobs and boosts local communities so if would like to see your local shop, producer or product featured on AM or if you’re a business owner with a great local story, get in touch by emailing