Media Monitor – Achill in the Media

A list of major TV and radio broadcasts, and newspaper articles, relating to Achill:

Achill’s Forgotten Heroine

Mayo News, 5th June 2012
Review of new book, ‘Achill’s Eva O’Flaherty: Forgotten Island Heroine’, by Mary J Murphy.

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An Irishman’s Diary

Irish Times, 4th January 2012
Hugh Oran writes about Eva O’Flaherty, who set up the St. Colman’s knitting industry in Dooagh, Achill Island, in 1912. A book about O’Flaherty and Achill, written by Mary J. Murphy, is due to be published in July 2012 and will be launched in Achill during the week of Scoil Acla.

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Tracks & Trails

RTÉ Television, 4th December 2011
Jim Sherwin completed a walking and cycle journey along the Great Western Greenway from Mulranny to Achill Island, visiting some of Achill’s attractions and surveying the spectacular scenery.

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All Roads Lead Home

BBC TV, October 2011
Actors and presenters Sue Perkins, Alison Steadman and Stephen Mangan use Natural Navigation to journey from Achill Island – where Stephen proposed to his wife – to his parent’s home villages in Belmullet.

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Monty Hall’s Great Irish Escape

BBC TV, August / September 2011
In a six-part series marine biologist Monty Halls lived on the west coast of Ireland researching whales and dolphins, often travelling to Achill Island to monitor and tag basking sharks.

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Féile Bia Na Mara 2011

Various publications, June – July 2011
View press cuttings and listings of articles relating to the 2011 Féile Bia Na Mara / Achill Seafood Festival.

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Seoige – Guide to Holidaying at Home

RTÉ Television, 23rd January 2009
RTÉ’s afternoon television show Seoige focused on ‘staycations’ and featured travel guru Fionn Davenport who listed his top five secret destinations to see in Ireland in 2009. Among these ‘hidden gems’, as he called them, was Achill Island.

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RTÉ Television, September 2007
Achill was the subject of RTÉ’s Nationwide TV programme on 3rd September 2007. The show was based on award winning photographer Robert Redmond and his recently published book ‘Achill Voices’, which records his experience of Achill Island in words and pictures. Also featured in the broadcast was rare archive footage of Achill in times past, and interviews with local people – including the manager of Achill Tourism.

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