BBC Wild Ireland (The Edge of the World)

The Skelligs (Aerial)

Aeriel shot of The Skelligs by Valerie O’Sulivan

Over the past few days, I had the great pleasure of watching the BBC’s new documentary series WILD IRELAND – The Edge of the World which takes a coastal trip up alone our Atlantic shore in the company of wildlife cinematographer Colin Stafford-Johnson who lives in Clew Bay.

Episode 1 starts at Skellig – where early Christian monks built a monastery on the summit almost 1,500 years ago. Next, a trip to the Blaskets before heading towards the McGillycuddy Reeks in search of Ireland’s last surviving herd of red deer.

It’s not available on the BBC player in Ireland, but it is available for now on YouTube. Watch it while you can, it’s the best I’ve ever seen – showing us again that the landscape is there for us – just for us to go out there and soak it in.



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