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Ryan Tubridy's Wild Atlantic Way Tour

Ryan Tubridy's Wild Atlantic Way Tour

RTÉ Radio 1’s Ryan Tubridy Show has joined forces once again this year with Fáilte Ireland, as part of its ‘Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of Life’ and will be broadcasting each day live along various locations along the Wild Atlantic Way from Monday, 29th May until Friday, June 2nd.

This year the tour will focus on a number of islands and seaside towns, kicking off in the beautiful island of Arranmore Island in Co. Donegal on Monday 29th May, continuing to Achill Island to see the stunning Keem Strand on Tuesday 30th May. This year sees ‘Tubs on the Wild Atlantic Way’ travel further south to the vibrant seaside towns of Ballybunnion in Co. Kerry on Wednesday 31st May and Baltimore in West Cork on Thursday 1st June, and finally finishing up in The Moorings of Portmagee in Co. Kerry on Friday 2nd June which is the starting point for many trips to the spectacular, otherworldly island of Skellig Michael. The Moorings is widely known for its connection with Star Wars, where many of the Star Wars cast hung out during filming on Skellig Michael and which houses a range of Star Wars memorabilia. 

Locations for Broadcast:    

29th May Monday –Arranmore Island– Arranmore Holiday Village  

30th May Tuesday – Achill Island –The Beehive Craft & Coffee Shop, Achill Island

31st May Wed – Ballybunnion, The Coast Café, Main Street, Ballybunnion
1st June Thursday-  Baltimore- The Waterfront Hotel, The Square, Baltimore
2nd June Friday: The Moorings, Portmagee

Ryan will be interviewing some local tourism businesses from the surrounding area and discussing some of the many activities and experiences available to anyone touring the Wild Atlantic Way as well as trying some himself including deep sea angling and night kayaking. 

RTÉ and Fáilte Ireland is encouraging everyone to come out and attend the broadcasts. 

RTÉ’s Ryan Tubridy said; ‘There's no hiding my love of the West so one of my favourite weeks of my working year is our magical mystery tour along the Wild Atlantic Way. We look forward to bringing our listeners with us on a radio adventure, come rain or come shine!’

Looking forward to the arrival of the popular RTÉ Radio 1 show, Fiona Monaghan, Head of Wild Atlantic Way, Fáilte Ireland, said; ‘Ryan Tubridy is a fantastic ambassador for the Wild Atlantic Way and he can really get across to his listeners what it is about the Wild Atlantic Way that captures people’s imagination. This is the fourth consecutive year the show has chosen to experience the Wild Atlantic Way. This year spectators coming down to watch the broadcast in Arranmore, Achill Island, Ballybunnion, Baltimore and Portmagee can expect to see plenty of festivities, interviews, live music as well as hear about local tourism highlights. We are encouraging everyone to come on down and join in the fun and discover ways to ‘Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of Life through the airwaves.’