News 2012

Title: TG4 new Series with Darach Ó Murchú Foraging in the Wild
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Date: 10/10/2012
TG4 new Series with Darach Ó Murchú Foraging in the Wild

10 October 2012

Mountaineer Darach Ó Murchú will present a series, Dul i bhFiáin / foraging for wild food in Ireland. The program follows Darach and his co-presenter, Frainc Mac Cionnaith around the country from the Mournes across to Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare and down to the Dingle Peninsula as they search for wild food to feed themselves. The program showcases the outdoors with some stunning scenery and amazing meals made from foraged food.

It will be airing on TG4 at 10pm on Thursday nights, starting this Thursday the 11th October and running for 6 weeks. It is 'as Gaeilge' with english subtitles.

Press Release

For century’s people walking the length and breath of Ireland had to forage for their food. The hardest time to do this was between March and May when nature offered little to sustain the hungry traveller. This time was known as ‘the Hungry Gap’.

Now two men have come together to make such a journey during this difficult time; Frainc MacCionnaith a skilled angler from Ulster and Darach O’Murchu a mountaineering guide living in Munster.

Carrying just a basic store of provisions their adventure will take them from Co. Down to the other end of the country finishing in Co. Kerry. As they travel, like the journey men of old, they will use all their skills and experience to forage for their food.

This six part series, set in Ireland’s dramatic and often challenging landscape, follows these men as their hunt for wild foods brings them closer to nature, tradition and their country.


Ar feadh na gcianta, bhí ar shiúlóirí fud fad na hÉireann bia a chuardach. An tréimhse idir Márta agus Bealtaine an tréimhse ba dheacra nó ba bheag a bhí ar fáil leis an taistealaí a chothú. Tugadh an Bhearna Ocrach ar an tréimhse seo.

Anois, tá beirt fhear i ndiaidh teacht le chéile lena leithéid de thuras a dhéanamh sa tréimhse dheacair seo; Frainc Mac Cionnaith, iascaire oilte ó Chúige Uladh . . . agus Darach Ó Murchú treoraí sléibhteoireachta atá ina chónaí i gCúige Mumhan.

Agus gan ach bunstóras bia acu tógfaidh siad na seoltaí i gContae an Dúin le haghaidh a thabhairt ar Chontae Chiarraí. Agus iad ag taisteal, amhail na fir taistil fadó, úsáidfidh siad a gcuid scileanna agus taithí le teacht ar bhia.

Leantar beirt fhear ar thóir bia fiáin sa tsraith sé chlár seo, atá suite i dtírdhreach suntasach na hÉireann, tírdhreach atá dúshlánach go maith in amanna. Ar a dturas, tugtar ar ais go dtí an dúlra, an traidisiún agus a dtír féin iad.

Presenters: Frainc Mac Cionnaith & Darach Ó Murchú

Prod/Directed by: Conor O’Mahony

Executive producer TG4: Proinsias Ní Ghrainne

Executive producer: Philip McGovern

A Big Mountain Productions for TG4 supported by the ILBF.

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