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Derry Girls Star Siobhán McSweeney To Showcase Northern Ireland

By Dave Simpson
Derry Girls Star Siobhán McSweeney To Showcase Northern Ireland

Images of Northern Ireland's coastline and countryside will be beamed into homes across the UK when a new series fronted by Derry Girls actress Siobhán McSweeney begins on More4 today (Thursday August 12).

Show Details

The first episode in this four-part series, which is called Exploring Northern Ireland with Siobhán McSweeney, will follow McSweeney as she travels around Co. Down on an electric bike, taking in the Saint Patrick's Way through Downpatrick and Saul and visiting Castle Ward. Viewers will also see her visiting some of Belfast’s best-known sights, including the Harland & Wolff cranes, Belfast City Hall, Queen’s University and the Lyric Theatre, and meeting up with artist Colin Davidson in his studio.

In the following three episodes, viewers will see McSweeney explore Armagh city, the Mourne Mountains, the Giant's Causeway, Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Rathlin Island, Derry's city walls, Fermanagh and the Sperrins. The series was devised by Waddell Media, a Belfast-based production company, and is supported by Tourism Ireland and Tourism NI.

Tourism Ireland Director Of Corporate Services, Policy & Northern Ireland Statement

Tourism Ireland director of corporate services, policy & Northern Ireland Shane Clarke stated, "Tourism Ireland was delighted to support the production of this new four-part TV series, Exploring Northern Ireland with Siobhán McSweeney. With many people across Great Britain set to watch the series on More4, it’s a great way to shine a spotlight on Northern Ireland, highlighting our spectacular scenery and the many things for visitors to see and do here on the island of Ireland."

Tourism NI Chief Executive Statement

Meanwhile, Tourism NI chief executive John McGrillen commented, "This four-part TV series with Siobhán McSweeney will play a significant role in promoting Northern Ireland as a must-see holiday destination to viewers. Northern Ireland has something to offer everyone, from our world-class visitor attractions to our stunning landscapes, top class accommodation and fantastic food and drink offerings. Viewers will have the opportunity to see what makes Northern Ireland such a compelling place to visit."

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