Comedian Danny O’Brien asks public to Go Wild in the Kitchen for the Irish Cancer Society

Comedian Danny O’Brien has become the first person to brave the kitchen to take on the Go Wild home cooking challenge in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

The well-known comic swapped the stage for the skillet as he put his culinary skills to the test in a social media video to launch the challenge this week, which tasks people with cooking a recipe from the Go Wild in the Kitchen cookbook and sharing a picture or video of their effort using #GoWild.

Digital copies of Go Wild in the Kitchen are available to order from the Irish Cancer Society JustGiving page for a donation of €5, and the book contains lots of delicious recipes from top chefs based along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Danny said: “Cancer is something that affects everyone, and with many of us still stuck inside most of the time it’s a great excuse to improve your cooking skills all while raising money that goes towards important services for cancer patients.

“I’m a really keen cook so I was only too happy to search through some of the beautiful recipes to find the perfect dish. I love seafood so for my own recipe I tried the pan seared hake fillet from my own namesake Daniel O’Brien of Daroka Restaurant in Ballybunnion, Co Kerry,” said Danny, who is currently working on his first cookbook.

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Anyone who has an interest in cooking will really enjoy it, so I’d encourage everyone to make the donation and get sharing your own kitchen creations for a great cause.

Danny O'Brien

Go Wild in the Kitchen features over 30 recipes and stunning photography from three distinct areas along the Wild Atlantic Way; the North Coast, Mid-West and Southern region. Mouth-watering dishes on the menu include glazed Bourbon steak, hot smoked salmon and crusted pork loin to wow with at dinner time. The tasty creations come from top chefs in Ashford Castle, Parknasilla Resort and Dromoland Castle to name just a few.

The book is the brainchild of Bobby Power, creator of Go Wild Magazines.

You can order the book at, and then get sharing pictures and videos of your culinary masterpiece using #GoWild.