TG4’s Féilte programme begins a nine-week tour of the hidden treasures along the most captivating coastal drive down Ireland’s Western seaboard – following the Wild Atlantic Way.
And Donegal is the first stopping-off point for viewers on Thursday next, July 3rd.
Fáilte Ireland has also helped to put together a weekly prize bonanza for Féilte viewers of up to one thousand euro.
Presenter Síle Ní Bhraonáin is in Donegal to bring us the finest traditional music, song and dance, local cuisine and adventure activities in the county.
And she discovers some of the secret gems in the towns and villages along the route, as well as some breath-taking scenery.
Síle visits the famous McCafferty’s Bar just outside Letterkenny, where local musicians Martin McGinley, Róna McLaughlin, Barry McLaughlin, Edel McLaughlin, Séamus McGuire and John Lee regale us with the best of traditional Irish music.
Members of the group Arcanadh sing and play their own version of a traditional Donegal song, and local Irish dancer Michaela Ramsey, who is part of the Titanic show, dances for us.
Síle also drops in on the Olde Castle Bar & Restaurant in Donegal Town, where chef Karen Murray shows us how to prepare a delicious Wild Atlantic Way dish of Poached Fresh lobster, Wasabi & Lime Vinaigrette, & Pear, Parma ham and Rocket Salad.
Féilte accompanies Daithí Mac Fhlaithimh from Monaghan and Ciarán Campbell from Donegal as they enjoy some sea kayaking off the coast of Árann Mór island. They are facilitated and guided by West Donegal company, Rock and Roam, which provides an outdoor adventure and cultural experience through the Irish language.
And Féilte also visits Gweedore, where Noel Ó Gallchóir tells us what makes his native Gaoth Dobhair Gaeltacht unique.
Síle Ní Bhraonáin and all the crew look forward to bringing the music, adventure, culture, cuisine and much more, of the Wild Atlantic Way to you! And each week, there’s an exciting competition for viewers to have their own chance to sample the delights of the Wild Atlantic Way – worth up to one thousand euro!
You can see Féilte on TG4 on Thursdays at 8:30pm, and online at www.tg4.ie.
The series kicks off on July 3rd, with this first visit to the beautiful county of Donegal. Bí Linn!