RTÉ Radio 1’s Cian McCormack gets on his bike

RTÉ’s Cian McCormack is getting on his bike again for Morning Ireland, heading to Newcastle West, Kilrush, Ennis, Scarriff, Terryglass, Banagher, Birr, Tullamore and Edenderry.

The Ireland by bike series will hear the stories of local people as Cian travels on his bike for five days, from Monday 23rd – Friday 27th July, stopping in towns, villages and communities from the west coast to the Midlands.

Cian said: “This is the fourth year we have undertaken this series for RTÉ’s Morning Ireland and it has become an integral part of the summer schedule. Cycling on a bike and reporting gives you a different perspective on the places that you visit and for this series, I will cycle to places I don’t often get a chance to visit when I’m on the road for Morning Ireland.

“This ‘Ireland by Bike’ series aims to bring listeners to places they don’t usually hear from, in terms of tourism, and to examine how communities and people are ‘unlocking the potential of their localities’. The series will look at the benefits of slickly marketed attractive tourist packages by tourist authorities including, The Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient East and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. It will ask if these campaigns have brought benefits to all areas equally.

“During the series I will talk to local people and communities in towns and villages to see how they are unlocking their rural potential with private enterprise, community projects, tourism and festivals.

“I’m hoping to hear stories from people as I travel. I’m also interested to see how people, families and communities are enjoying the summer or dealing with the hot spell and how it is affecting their daily lives or businesses.”

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