Published: 03 February 2022
Droichid na hEireann, a six part series on RTÉ One telling the story of Ireland’s beloved bridges, will feature Bundoran bridge this Monday 7th February.
Droichid na hEireann Ep06 - Brian McEniff (Middle) Seamie Granaghan at Bundoran Bridge. Image © New Departures Media and RTÉ.
The episode that will air this Monday at 7:30pm on RTÉ One will feature local GAA stalwarts Brian McEniff and Seamie Granaghan who will play the traditional game of handball with host Lochlann Ó Mearáin at Bundoran Bridge. The game was played for many years at that location and the flat wall is still in place.
The bilingual series presented by actor Lochlann Ó Mearáin, has been exploring the history, architecture, landscape and above all the people behind extraordinary bridges across the island and the pivotal role they have played in historic events and in modern day society. Travelling across the length and breath of the country, Lochlann explores century old stone bridges to modern contemporary designs from natural geological formations to great engineering feats, to reveal their hidden history and impact, far greater than just bricks and mortar.
On the same episode, Lochlann will take a look at the history behind the disappearance of the Donegal railway line and catch up with musician Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh under the shadow of Errigal mountain. He will then travel to the walled city of Derry where he will sail along the River Foyle to learn about how one modern structure has built bridges between two communities.
The episode will air this Monday 7th February at 7:30pm on RTÉ One and will be available afterwards on RTÉ Player.
Previous episode of the series are available on the RTÉ Player.
Top Left: Lochlann with Brian Mc Eniff & Seamie Granaghan at Bundoran Bridge, Top Right: Lochlann at Red Bridge, Bottom Left: Lochlann with Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh at Poisoned Glen Bridge, Bottom Right: Lochlann with Charles Tindal at Bruckless Bridge. Images © New Departures Media and RTÉ
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