The four-part TG4 series takes an in-depth look at one of the most important ecosystems of our country.
'An Cuan' is a new docuseries for anyone with an interest in nature, keeping active in the great outdoors, and those who want to learn more about our Irish coastline - so, pretty much everyone reading this. The TG4 series will take a snapshot of what life is like at Dublin Bay for both the natural wildlife of the area and for the everyday residents and visitors of its shoreline.
Narrated by Ireland's answer to David Attenborough, wildlife expert and lover of the great outdoors, Eoin Warner, will guide us through what life is like just a stone's throw away from Ireland's busy capital city - all as Gaeilge.
The series was filmed over the past year, and each episode will document Dublin Bay as it goes through each seasonal change. We'll get the opportunity to see snapshots of some of the beautiful animals of Dublin Bay, such as puffins, gulls and guillemots; while not forgetting the naturalists and activists who strive to maintain the area's fragile eco-system.
In 2015, Dublin Bay was designated one of the 727 biosphere reserves found in 131 countries worldwide. Internationally recognised for their biological diversity, The UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves are meant to demonstrate a balanced relationship between people and nature. Other sites around the world included in this programme are Lake Tana in Ethiopia, the Cerrado ecoregion of Brazil and Mount Olympus in Greece. The mountains and woodlands surrounding Lough Leane Lake in Kery are also their own biosphere.
Featuring stirring musical compositions and striking footage from land, air and sea, 'An Cuan' promises to be a celebration of the beauty of Dublin Bay and a timely reminder of the challenges and dangers that its natural habitat faces. The first episode will show us what life in the area is like during springtime, shining a light on the multitudes of animal life that calls the area their home.
'An Cuan' begins tonight on TG4 at 9:30 pm. Watch the series on catch up via the TG4 Player and every Wednesday night.