Blessington family to star on Gogglebox tonight

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Blessington family to star on Gogglebox tonight
13:40 Thursday 29th of September 2016

The Naughton family from Blessington will star in the second episode of Gogglebox on TV3 again tonight.

Dad Declan and daughters Sheila and Alice have a very close relationship.

Last week we were also introduced to the Gruffertys from Athy.

Gruffertys in Athy Gogglebox

Gogglebox Ireland’ airs every Thursday evening at 9.30pm on TV3.


The Naughtons in Blessington have a very close daughter/dad relationship.

Dad Declan, who is an HR Consultant, enjoys theatre and was chair of the local Am Dram group for several years.

Eldest daughter Sheila is in her final year at Trinity, studying Drama.

As Theatre Registrar of The Phil Soc, the oldest debating society in the world, she has to give a comedy speech every week in front of an audience.

Alice, the youngest, has just finished her Leaving Cert and, while she does enjoy drama like her dad and sister, music and Art are where her talents lie.

Declan is a loyal soap follower but also loves political programmes.

Even though he hates reality TV, the girls always end up with control of the remote and he ends up watching ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’.

TV talent shows have become the household faves among the three; ‘The X Factor’, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, ‘The Voice’ and ‘I’m a Celebrity’.


Co Kildare couple Laura and dad Des Grufferty met 14 years ago when Des walked into Laura’s hairdressers for a trim and came out with her phone number!

A house, wedding and four kids later, they’re happily settled in their hometown of Athy.

Laura owns a hair and beauty salon in the town and won Best Salon in Ireland at the recent Irish Hair and Beauty Awards.

A businesswoman with a strong work ethic, she has been able to pursue her dream while Des (or ‘Scruff’ as Laura affectionately calls him) takes care of the kids and

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