The Estuary – The Secret of the Shannon TV Series on DVD

Broadcast on RTE ONE 2008.

Windswept, sitting on the edge of the Atlantic, often ignored by the nation. The story of the Shannon estuary might well be one of neglect, except that against the odds this waterway has become one of Ireland‚s greatest natural resources.

A major new four-part documentary series, from the makers of RTE’s The Bay and The Harbour series, uncovers the secret of the Shannon Estuary. From flying boats to film-making, wildlife to windfarms, the series reveals how a 100km-stretch of the Shannon waterway has become a hotbed for innovation in Ireland.

The Estuary is a voyage of discovery, a chance to jump in and explore Ireland’s best-kept secret. Find out what Irish structure is up there with the Eiffel Tower and the Space Shuttle. Listen in to dolphin conversations beneath the Shannon‚s waterline. Uncover the mystery of the Ark, the church on wheels built by a priest who prayed when the tide went out.

Narrated by Brenda Fricker, the series airs on Friday nights at 7.30pm on RTE 1 from May 4th.


Date of posting: Oct 11, 2016