18th October

Along Home Shores with Bobby Kerr

Broadcaster and entrepreneur Bobby Kerr embarks on a journey of exploration along the shores of Ireland in his new series for UTV Ireland, Along Home Shores, beginning Thursday, October 27th at 7.30pm.

This eight-part series will see the avid sailor discovering the hidden treasures of the coastlines and waterways, and in each episode, will examine how people are using the natural resources to create employment, while also showcasing the beauty of Ireland along the way.

Along Home Shores fortyfoot

Birdseye view of the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin

Kerr's journey begins on his own doorstep in south Dublin where he joins bathers for an early morning swim at the Forty Foot. At Grand Canal Dock he meets a local leisure business man and tries paddle boarding for the first time. His fitness is put to the test when cancer support group, the Plurabelle Paddlers, bring him dragon-boat training.

Eugene Garrihy, owner of Dublin Bay Cruises, invites Bobby on board his boat to talk business, and he gets an exclusive invite to Lambay Island by businessman Michael Bermingham, the sole supplier of Lambay meat.

Bobby also meets some of the island’s resident wallabies!

“I have been truly amazed by the scenic beauty of Ireland’s coastline and inland waterways during my filming of Along Home Shores. The fascinating characters I met along the way were an absolute inspiration to me. Through the prisms of heritage, business and culture, I have now gained a unique insight into Ireland. The sheer magnificence of our coastal and inland waterways, and their people, cannot be overstated,” remarked Kerr.

He also visits Rathlin Island’s seabird colony, and goes kayaking along the causeway coast. He enjoys fishing on Lough Erne, sailing on Lough Derg and attends the homecoming of Skibbereen’s Olympic heroes, as well as cycles the Deise Greenway, visits an oyster farming and stays overnight in a lighthouse! 

Episode 1: Thursday, October 27th at 7.30pm, UTV Ireland

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