Boyle’s Lough Key on TV tonight

Along Home Shores this week sees broadcaster Bobby Kerr travelling along the west coast of Ireland to discover what the beautiful coastline and breath-taking inland waterways have to offer, airing on Thursday, November 17 at 7.30pm on UTV Ireland.

Bobby captains his own boat from Carrick-on-Shannon in Leitrim to Boyle’s Lough Key and finds out about interesting businesses and initiatives along the way. At Lough Key, Bobby cycles its scenic forest park. The businessman meets Mayo’s very own surfing Elvis when he travels to Louisburg beach and he also goes fishing on the beautiful Lough Mask. At Enniscrone in Sligo, Bobby meets David McGowan, the man responsible for bringing a Boeing 767 to his quirky glamping village in the seaside town.

Along Home Shores is an eight part series for UTV Ireland, which sees avid sailor Bobby discovering the hidden treasures of the coastlines and waterways of Ireland. In each episode, he examines how people are using the natural resources of our waterways to create employment, while also showcasing the beauty of Ireland along the way.

Bobby Kerr said: “I have been truly amazed by the scenic beauty of Ireland’s coastline and inland waterways during my filming of Along Home Shores. The fascinating characters I met along the way were an absolute inspiration to me. Through the prisms of heritage, business and culture, I have now gained a unique insight into Ireland. The sheer magnificence of our coastal and inland waterways, and their people, cannot be overstated.”

Bobby will bring the personality of coastal towns, villages and inland waterways to life as he travels anticlockwise around Ireland. We see him visiting Rathlin Island’s seabird centre, kayaking the causeway coast, sailing, rowing and fishing on our many waterways, attending the homecoming of Skibbereen’s Olympic heroes, cycling, oyster farming, staying overnight in a lighthouse and much more.

The fourth episode of Along Home Shores airs on Thursday, November 17 at 7.30pm on UTV Ireland.

The series has been funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, and is sponsored by Volvo

( pic shows Lough key last Monday morning)

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