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The Estuary

The Estuary is a four-part documentary series which I filmed on the uncovered secret of the Shannon Estuary.

The Estuary: Episode 1

May 4th, 2007, 7:30 PM, RTÉ One

The Energy Estuary 
Episode One reveals how everyone living in Ireland has a toe in the estuary's waters. The programme begins with a look back at one of the key moments in Irish history, as the Shannon Scheme sparked electrification and industrialisation across the country.

Just a few years later, the estuary was a centre for world aviation as flying boats on the transatlantic route stopped to refuel here. And since that day, the estuary has continued to power the Irish economy—and fuel its progress.

The Estuary: Episode 2

May 11th, 2007, 7:30 PM, RTÉ One

Getting Wet

Episode Two begins with a trip to see the Shannon dolphins and ends with a seaweed bath in Ballybunion.

In between, there's an examination of how industry and wildlife can live side by side on this waterway.

The Estuary: Episode 3

May 18th, 2007, 7:30 PM, RTÉ One

Getting Wet

Episode Three reveals just how important the waterway has been to the development of the region, attracting people, trade and plague from across the world. From Bunratty banquets to a ghost story from the Knight of Glin, the programme shows how the estuary has shaped its people.

The Estuary: Episode 4

May 25th, 2007, 7:30 PM, RTÉ One

Tomorrow's Tide

Episode Four looks to the future along this waterway and reveals that—far from drifting from the national consciousness—this place should continue to play a key role in the affairs of all Irish men and women.