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Nationwide is in County Offaly to explore the tourism offering in this little county in Ireland’s hidden heartlands. From vast boglands to forests, mountains and the mighty Shannon, this county has something to offer every visitor. The show visits the village of Kinnity which is best known for it’s castle and hears about a new series of biking trails which are being developed and we go for a ramble in the Slieve Bloom mountains.  

Nationwide also visits Lough Boora Discovery Park, a firm favourite with visitors from near and far and take to the water in Banagher.  Plus we visit the ancient Monastic site at Clonmacnoise.


The first of two programmes with stories of coastal life. Nationwide meets people who live along our coast line and we see some of the amazing sights which are visited and explored by tourists all year round including Whale Watching in West Cork, uncovering history in Dalkey and a visit to St John’s Point lighthouse

Anne Cassin travels off the coast of West Cork to see if we can catch a glimpse of some Humpback Whales. She joins Marine Ecologist Padraig Whooley, who has spent the past twenty-five years searching for Whales in Ireland and overseas.

A sign dating from World War two was uncovered and restored following research involving members of the Dalkey Tidy Towns committee. The Eire sign is one of more than 80 built along the coastline to alert pilots to neutral territory. Anne Cassin went along to take a look at the finished project.


More stories from around the Irish coastline as Nationwide meets swimmers who take to the water off the West Coast and takes a journey to a Holy Island.

Colm Flynn meets a woman in County Clare who goes swimming all year round after a tragedy in her life forced her to sink or swim.  

Marty Morrissey visits Kilrush and takes a journey to the beautiful and picturesque Scattery Island in the Shannon Estuary in County Clare.

Maria Mullarkey heads to West Cork and to South Reen near Union Hall to meet a woman who launched her own perfumery business in 2016.