Majestic Clew Bay showcased on RTÉ's Nationwide
MAYO'S majestic Clew Bay and the Great Western Greenway were showcased on RTÉ's Nationwide last night (Monday).
Presenter Ann Cassin hopped on her bike for a cycle between Mulranny and Achill before catching the ferry to Clare Island.
Ann hired her bike from Clew Bay Bike Hire where she spoke with Travis Zeray. She started her cycle journey at Mulranny, where the old train station serves as a bike hire and tourist information centre, and viewers got to hear about the history of the railway line.
The railway line lay abandoned for 70 years until the route was repurposed as a greenway in 2010. The 13-kilometre stretch between Mulranny and Achill features spectacular scenery along the way.
The final leg of Ann’s cycle on Achill took her to Cloughmore Pier, for the short journey over to Clare Island, where she spoke with Brian O’Grady who is the third generation of skippers in his family to run a ferry service to the island.
Also on Clare Island, Ann met Ellen O’Malley Dunlop at Grainuaile's castle before cycling to Macalla Farm to talk to Ciara Cullen. And later she met handweaver Beth Moran who made Clare Island her home over 40 years ago and runs weaving courses, with Ann giving it a go.
The last leg of Ann’s journey took her back into Louisburgh where she found there are lots to see and do.
If you missed it, you can watch on the RTÉ Player here: https://www.rte.ie/player/series/nationwide/SI0000001172?epguid=IH000412825