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RTÉ nature series wins another major award

1 of 1 Derek Mooney presented Secrets of the Irish Landscape
Derek Mooney presented Secrets of the Irish Landscape

RTÉ One’s Secrets of the Irish Landscape won a Rockie Award in the Best Science and Technology category at the Banff World Media Festival in Canada yesterday (June 8).

Following on from its Gold Medal award at the New York Film and Television Festival and the special Jury Prize at the Houston Film Festival, the three-part series has added this latest accolade to the show’s growing trophy cabinet.

The show was presented by RTÉ radio and television presenter Derek Mooney and was aired on RTÉ One last May.

Derek Mooney said: “It’s fantastic that a very Irish story, about how we got our landscape has had such universal appeal and connected with others around the world. It’s great that we also got the chance to celebrate the work of one of Ireland’s greatest scientists and put him on the world’s stage.”

The series was produced by Head of RTÉ Cork, Colm Crowley, in association with the National Botanic Gardens and UCC, and was co-funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

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