Watch: New TV series to showcase Leitrim

Don't miss tonight's first episode of new series Sharon Shannon's Heartland

Sharon Shannon

Fáilte Ireland and TG4 have joined forces with renowned Irish musician Sharon Shannon on a new travel and music programme ‘Heartlands’.

The four-week series, commencing on Wednesday, August 11 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.

Programme schedule:

Episode 1: Wednesday, August 11

Sharon visits Counties Cavan, Roscommon and Leitrim

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 2: Wednesday, August 18

Sharon visits Counties Leitrim, Roscommon, Longford and Westmeath

Farmers Market at Carrick-on-Shannon

Strokestown House and Gardens

Chat and tune with Nathan Carter at Richmond Harbour

Bay Sports at Hodson Bay

Chat and tune with the Henshaw Family

Episode 3: Wednesday, August 25

Sharon visits Counties Westmeath, Offaly and Galway

Pass through Athlone – Celtic Roots Studio

Visit Clonmacnoise, Offaly

Chat and tune with Seamus Begley at Luker’s, Shannonbridge

Visit Portumna Castle

Pallas Karting

Chat and tune with Mundy at Pod Umna, glamping village

Episode 4: Wednesday, September 1

Sharon visits Counties Clare and Tipperary

Visit Derg Isle and Holy Island

Chat and tune with Gerry Banjo O’Connor at Garrykennedy, Tipperary

Beal Boru with Aindrias de Staic

Chat and tune with Susan O’Neill at Ballina/Killaloe

Sharon and her niece Caoilinn Ní Dhonnabháin 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.


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