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Edel Fox, Cian Talty, Therese McInerney, Marian Curtin and Deirdre O'Brien.

Clare culture on TG4

TG4 music and magazine series, Féilte will visit Clare on its journey of discovery along the Wild Atlantic Way on this Thursday at 8.30pm.

TG4’s Féilte programme continues its nine-week tour of the hidden treasures along the Western seaboard, following the Fáilte Ireland-promoted 2,500km Wild Atlantic Way.The tour began on the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal and ends in Kinsale, County Cork.

The programme, which will be aired this Thursday, sees presenter, Síle Ní Bhraonáin come to the Banner County. The show will feature the finest traditional music, song and dance, local cuisine and adventure activities. Síle discovers some of the secret gems in the towns and villages along the route, as well as some spectacular scenery.

Síle drops in to Friel’s, also known as Lynch’s pub, in the Willie Clancy festival town of Miltown Malbay, where entertainment is provided by renowned musicians, Edel Fox, Therese McInerney, Marian Curtin, Deirdre O’Brien and Cian Talty, who all come from local families steeped in traditional Irish music.

Seán Óg O’Malley, who also comes from a family of celebrated local musicians, sings and is accompanied by Cian Talty on tin whistle. Clare sean-nós dancer, Eoin Marrinan, also performs, accompanied by Edel Fox on concertina.

In addition, Síle visits the famous Strand Restaurant in the seaside resort of Kilkee, where owner and chef, Johnny Redmond, demonstrates how to prepare a Wild Atlantic Way dish of flash-fried garlic and red chilli tiger prawns, served on slices of crunchy, warm crostini, with fresh summer leaves.

Finally, in their weekly exploration of activities available in this part of the Wild Atlantic Way, the programme accompanies Edel Ní Mhacháin and Fiona Ní Eochaidh, both from Clare, as they go abseiling off the cliffs in Kilkee, with Nevsails Watersports and Rock Climbing.

Féilte is on TG4 on Thursdays at 8.30pm, and online at www.tg4.ie.

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