Pádraig says a fond farewell to Mayo this week meeting with fisherman TJ Flannery in Ballycastle and surfing enthusiast Cillian Ó Mongáin in Killala Bay before he hits the road for Sligo.
The first port of call in Sligo is Kilcullen’s seaweed emporium where Pádraig takes a relaxing bath before driving to Dromore West to meet Cillian Rogers in a famine workhouse. The weeks journey ends with a unique sequence at the seal colony in Ballysadare with Oliver Ó Cadhla.
This is episode 5 of 6 so don’t forget to tune in. Sunday TG4 20.15.
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The first episode of Muintir na Mara hit the screen last Sunday as Pádraig began his Journey through Mayo. If you missed it, you can catch the repeat this Friday, March 25th, at midnight. For those of you who are living on more distant shores, you can click here to watch it on TG4 player. Tune in this Sunday at 20.15 to see Pádraig climb Croagh Patrick, visit Wesport for a session in Matt Malloy’s, learn to Kayak in Clew Bay, see one of Ireland’s remaining Coastguard Stations and travel out to Achill to meet 98 year old Antaine Kilbane.
Here’s a glimpse of the climb up Croagh Patrick.
Muintir na Mara is back on our screens this Sunday evening on TG4 20th March at 20.15. Tune in to see Pádraig embark on the first leg of his journey in the beautiful county of Mayo. Pádraig and his canine travel companion, Shebah, start this year’s voyage by currach, rowing into Whitestrand, then onto Killary Harbour, Carrownisky, Emlagh Point and Clare Island. The soaring cliffs, beautiful beaches and wind-beaten islands provide a rich trail for Pádraig, a natural adventurer and boat-builder in his own right, as he makes his way along the coastline of Mayo and Sligo. Join Pádraig and Shebah on their journey as they stop off at the harbours, quays, ports, towns and meet with the local people, Muintir na Mara.
Enjoy the intro to our fifth series.