Kilronan Castle and parts of County Roscommon will feature on a new Failte Ireland/TG4 TV series tonight titled ‘Heartlands’.
The four-week series, which will be broadcast at 8.30pm, features Sharon Shannon and her niece Caoilinn Ní Dhonnabháin showcasing the Shannon River region across Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. Packed with inspirational ideas for short breaks this summer and into autumn, the series will encourage and remind more Irish people to discover the joy of holidaying in Ireland.
Sharon and her niece Caoilinn will slowly cruise the River Shannon discovering Ireland’s hidden gems while catching up with a host of musical friends, such as Liam O’Maonlaoi (Hothouse Flowers), Steve Wickham (The Waterboys), Eleanor Shanley, Nathan Carter, The Henshaws, Seamus Begley, Mundy, Gerry ‘Banjo’ O’Connor and Susan O’Neill.
In tonight’s show Sharon visits Counties Cavan, Roscommon and Leitrim including:
– Shannon Pot with Manchán Magan
– Caoilinn chats with Steve Wickham/Liam O’Maonlaí at Kilronan Castle
– Sharon & Caoilinn visit the Shed Distillery in Drumshanbo
– Meet with Piper Ronan Browne in Battlebridge
– Eleanor Shanley chats in Cryans, Carrick-on-Shannon
Episode 1: Wednesday 11th August – Cavan, Roscommon and Leitrim
Episode 2: Wednesday 18th August – Leitrim, Roscommon, Longford and Westmeath
Episode 3: Wednesday 25th August – Westmeath, Offaly and Galway
Episode 4: Wednesday 1st September – Clare and Tipperary
(Pic courtesy Failte Ireland)