‘Wild Atlantic Way’ TV series debuts on Monday

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The first of a new six-part TV series exploring the Wild Atlantic Way will be screened for British viewers on Monday next.

FILMING: TV presenter Christine Bleakley working with the Hexicam crew in Sligo during filming for “Wild Ireland” which airs on Monday.
FILMING: TV presenter Christine Bleakley working with the Hexicam crew in Sligo during filming for “Wild Ireland” which airs on Monday.

Irish company Big Mountain Productions created the new series for ITV, aimed at showcasing Ireland’s tourism highlights, and fronted by TV star Christine Bleakley.

The show, ‘Wild Ireland’, is targeted at British viewers. Big Mountain expects it to reach up to 15 million people over its six-week run. The first half-hour episode will be screened on Monday next, April 13 at 8pm on ITV in the UK and then on Wednesday, April 15 at the later time of 9pm on UTV Ireland.

Bleakley will explore the highlights of the world’s longest continuous coastal route by driving, cycling, hiking, swimming and kayaking her way from Malin Head in Co. Donegal to Mizen Head in Co. Cork.

Leitrim-based aerial photography company Hexicam were involved in the filming, following Christine as she walked through some of the most picturesque locations along the 2,500km route.

Hexicam also followed Christine as she climbed Knocknarea Mountain and explored the Keshcorran Caves in Keash, Co Sligo.

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