Wild Atlantic Way

Paul Deering

Published 12/07/2014 | 12:00

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Máire Logue and Seosamh MacMuirí pictured on an activity walk at Mullaghmore Head.

Following on from Ryan Tubridy's broadcast from Strandhill last Monday Sligo will reap further national exposure as an Atlantic Way destination this Thursday.

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Following on from Ryan Tubridy's broadcast from Strandhill last Monday Sligo will reap further national exposure as an Atlantic Way destination this Thursday.

TG4's music and magazine programme, Féilte, will feature Sligo as part of a journey of discovery along the 2,500 km Wild Atlantic Way.

Síle Ní Bhraonáin will present the best of traditional music, song and dance, local cuisine and adventure activities in the county.

She also discovers some of the secret gems in the towns and villages along the route, as well as some breath-taking scenery.

The nine-week tour of the hidden treasures along the Western seaboard began on the Inishowen Peninsula and will end in Kinsale.

Síle visited Harry's Bar and Gastro Pub in Rosses Point, where local traditional musicians Collette Sheerin, Ray Coen, Rick Epping and Pádraig O'Reilly entertained.

Popular local singer Dave Flynn sang and played guitar while ten year old Aaron Dorey from Ballintogher performed a sean-nós dance. He was accompanied by his teacher, Edwina Guckian and Stephen Doherty on melodeon.

Síle also called into Shells Café on Strandhill sea front, where chef Paul Baker demonstrated how to prepare a Wild Atlantic Way dish of Salt & Pepper Squid.

The programme also followed Seosamh MacMuirí from Leitrim and Máire Logue from Donegal on an activity walk on the spectacular Mullaghmore Head.

They later relaxed at the Voya Seaweed Baths in Strandhill.

Féilte is broadcast at 8:30pm.

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