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WATCH: Ireland Is Getting Its Very Own Planet Earth – And We Are More Than Excited

By katedemolder

February 27, 2017 at 4:50pm


Following the titanic success of Planet Earth, Planet Earth 2, and basically anything else David Attenborough narrates – TG4 have taken it upon themselves to make their own version of 'Planet Earth', entitled 'Éire Fhiáin' (Wild Ireland) showcasing the best this beautiful country has to offer. 

Check out the incredible clip below. 

Are you excited? We're excited. 

'Éire Fhiáin' will be a two-programme special on 'Ireland's most striking wild environment', presented by Eoin Warner. 

According to the Youtube bio, It'll feature a wildlife journey along the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way featuring the creatures and places that make it so wild. 

The first show will be aired on March 1 at 9:30pm, talking all things Kerry. According to the TG4 website, the show will feature all of the following:

On the Skellig Islands off the Kerry Coast, Eoin opens the series surrounded by thousands of comical Puffins and secretive Shearwaters who travel to Skellig from sub Antarctic waters every year to find the same nest to breed – some seeking shelter in the monk’s cells of Skellig’s ancient monastery. Heading north from here he encounters leaping Humpback Whales off the Blasket Islands before heading inland for Killarney to capture our last herd of ancient Red Deer as the rutting season begins. In the ruins of an ancient castle, Eoin finds a family of Barn Owls have taken up residence before he heads north to reach Ireland’s limestone desert – the Burren, home to the island’s only reptile, the common lizard.

The second show, airing the following week (March 8 at 9:30pm) features all things G-G-G-Galway.

From his home county of Galway, Eoin explores the sheltered Connemara Islands before heading north for Mayo to encounter some of our hardiest long distance travellers – The Whooper Swans who arrive out of the north every Autumn escaping the bitter winter in Iceland. We go underwater to meet Basking Sharks, which now thrive in Irish waters after years of persecution came to an end. We meet the Red Squirrels of Donegal who prove they have just the personality needed to make a comeback before heading for the hills of Glenveagh – the realm of the magnificent Golden Eagle and Eoin’s journey’s end on Malin Head.

We are LIVING for this. 

Finally, something to fill the Planet Earth sized hole in our lives! 

Éire Fhiáin airs March 1 and March 8 at 9:30pm on TG4. 

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