Wild Ireland, Burnfoot, Inch & Malin in new show on TG4

The founder of Wild Ireland in Inishowen, Killian McLaughlin, and a host of other local people and places will be featured in a new two-part documentary on TG4 entitled Cumhacht an Nádúir.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 12:22 pm

The TV show will look at the way in which the pandemic has led many people to value and explore their natural surroundings and ask if this has been of any benefit to wildlife.

In the first episode next Wednesday, March 24 at 9.30pm host, environmentalist Darach Ó Murchú meets Killian to talk about the potential for re-introducing species into the wild that used to be native to Ireland, like wolves and lynx, in order to restore some of the natural ecological balances that once existed. Malin Head also features in the series.

Inch Wildfowl Reserve - a crucial conservation site for rare, migrating birds is featured in the second episode on Wednesday, March 31 at 9.30pm. Andrew Speer, National Parks and Wildlife Service District Officer for North Donegal and Glenveagh National Park is heavily involved in sensitising the local farming community about the importance of Inch Wildfowl Reserve. The show also speaks with Liam and Anthony Robb, a tillage farmer and his ecologist son from Newtowncunningham, who have give parts of their farm over to the migrating birds.

Killian McLaughlin with one of the bears at Wild Ireland.

Allan Mee, who has also been involved with the Golden Eagle reintroduction project in Glenveagh National Park is also interviewed.