Olwyn plays the dating game on TV3's 'Take Me Out'

A Clonmel woman will be seen this week on a television dating show that's designed to put the powers of female intuition to the ultimate test.

A Clonmel woman will be seen this week on a television dating show that's designed to put the powers of female intuition to the ultimate test.

Olwyn Boyle from the Mountain Road appears on Take Me Out, which will be screened at 9pm on TV3 next Friday night, January 7th.

Each week eligible bachelors are presented on stage. The female contestants stand behind a podium with the lights on. If a girl doesn't like what she sees she presses a buzzer and rejects the man.

The programme, hosted by Ray Foley, was recorded some weeks ago in The Helix in Dublin, but obviously Olwyn can't give too much away before it's shown on Friday night.

"I knew two of the lads on the show –it's a very small country! Unfortunately I had to give one of them a blackout straight away. Overall it was great craic and I really enjoyed it", she says.

She has two sisters, Clodagh O'Donnell and Nessa Boyle, and Clodagh and her friend Trish McGrath travelled to The Helix to offer her moral support, as did Olwyn's friend Jane Wardrop from Dublin.

She qualified for the show from auditions held some months ago.

The daughter of Carmel and Matty Boyle, 29 year-old Olwyn moved to Dublin 10 years ago to pursue a career in acting. So far she has appearances in Fair City and Desperate Houses, and on comedian Katherine Lynch's show to her credit.

Olwyn returned to college last September to study counselling and youth work at the Liberties College in Dublin. For the last number of years she has also worked occasionally as a clown doctor at the Crumlin Children's Hospital.