Shank's Mare, Sunday 1st September
Dunmanus Bay, Co. Cork
Connie and Conor Kelleher are twins from Macroom, Co. Cork who both have a keen interest in local history and wildlife. On this week’s Shanks Mare, they join Ella McSweeney to walk along the majestic coastline of Canty's Cove, overlooking Dunmanus Bay. It was here that pirates landed after their journeys to and from the West Indies, the Caribbean and Ireland.
This programme was first broadcast on the 14th of July 2006
In Shank's Mare, Ella McSweeney goes walking around the country and introduces us to the people, flora and fauna she meets along the way. From stunning Donegal to the rough edges of Mayo's coastline, ancient woodlands in Derry to rugged Kerry, she hears about the wildlife and people that make Ireland's hills, mountains and coastline such a magical environment for walking.