River Blackwater documentary to air on TG4

TG4 will broadcast a four-part programme on the River Blackwater, starting next Wednesday, 9th November, at 9.30pm.
In ‘Abhainn Mhór na Mumhan’, Diarmuid Ó Drisceóil will travel the river, from its source near the breast of the Goddess Danú in Kerry, into Mallow, Fermoy, on to Lismore, Cappoquin and finally its mouth at the sea in Youghal. Diarmuid will bask in the natural environment of the river while telling its story, bringing its vast history and personality to life through ruins of historic buildings, and energetic modern communities, capturing and reflecting the wealth of the river’s natural ecology. Largely inaccessible by land due to forestry and private ownership, it has preserved its natural beauty and remains a timeless haven from a world beyond its banks that is ever changing.
Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Danny Collins said: “Cork County Council is delighted to be a key sponsor of the Cois Móire documentary series. The Blackwater is of great significance to Cork County, flowing in an easterly direction through Millstreet, Mallow, Fermoy and Youghal, where it joins the Celtic Sea. I am sure viewers will be captivated by the distinctive character of the region, with everything from the military history of Fermoy to the enchanting music of the Sliabh Luachra music trail, the majestic Drishane Castle in Millstreet and the famed Raleigh Quarter in Youghal.”