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Wild Ireland

  • Episode: 

    5 of 6

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 11 May 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 20 2015 : Sat 09 May - Fri 15 May
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode 5
 
Christine is on leg five of her journey in the Kingdom of Kerry. She kayaks out into the bay in search of one of County Kerry's most famous residents, “Fungie” the Dolphin. She explores Ireland's love of horse riding with a riding lesson on beautiful beaches. And she stays up late to join a band of local star-gazers at the internationally renowned Dark Sky Reserve, one of the darkest places on earth.
 
 
Series overview
 
Wild Ireland is a brand new ITV primetime six-part series which sees presenter Christine Bleakley going home to Ireland to travel the length of its 1500 mile west coast - the longest continuous coastal route - known as the Wild Atlantic Way.  
 
During the series, Christine will meet a host of fascinating characters, discover a landscape of natural wonders and reveal the coastline’s hidden treasures as she explores the entire route from Malin Head in the north, to Clonakilty in the south.
 
Starting at the most northerly point of the island, where Christine learns the story of how Ireland first got its name, she then drives, bikes, hikes, swims and kayaks her way along the coastline. On her travels, Christine visits numerous historical sites, takes on some extreme sports, learns about harvesting and preparing local food delicacies and introduces the viewer to some of the most spectacularly landscapes and fascinating history in the world. 
 
From climbing Knocknarea Mountain and visiting a large Cairn older than the Pyramids, to learning how to prepare wild salmon; from trying to master the wild Atlantic waves which attracts surfers from around the world, to joining star-gazers at Dark Sky Reserve - one of only three locations in the world that is free of light pollution, Christine offers a captivating commentary on the Wild Atlantic Way.