BY Rose Barrett
It has a population tipping 1.5m and contains one of Europe’s busiest ports, yet Dublin Bay is also home to one of the most important wildlife conservation projects in the country. ‘An Cuan’ is a new four-part series taking a year-long look at the fascinating and unique eco-systems that is Dublin Bay.
The first episode commences on Wednesday next onTG4 at 9.30pm.
Teeming with life, both wild and human, the bay faces many challenges both natural and manmade. ‘An Cuan’ will explore this unique urban area where nature and humanity at times live in harmony and at others, battle to co-exist.
The series will take the audience on a journey through Dublin’s iconic coastline and show it in a way rarely seen before. The series will showcase the natural beauty of Irish wildlife against the backdrop of the capital’s growing urban centre.
Along the way, viewers can meet and follow the animal and human characters to whom Dublin Bay and its surrounding locale is not just home, but a beacon for how man and nature can and must co-exist to survive.
Filmed over a year, each episode will follow the life of Dublin Bay across a season. Starting with Spring, An Cuan shines a light on the multitudes of animal life that make up Dublin Bay, the many environmental issues that we need to address and looks at how the industry and people of the bay are learning to co-exist with the wildlife.
The programme follows naturalists and activists as they fight to maintain the capital’s fragile eco-system and celebrate the joys and beauty of life by the sea up and down its shores.
Beautifully narrated by Eoin Warner with stirring musical compositions and striking footage from land, air and sea; An Cuan is a celebration of the beauty of Dublin Bay and a timely reminder of the challenges and dangers that its natural habitat faces.
produced by Oddboy Media for TG4.
Four episodes to air weekly at 9.30pm starting on Wednesday next (Nov 10).
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