New Irish Language Broadcast Fund series Dul i bhFián follows outdoor experts Frainc MacCionnaith and Darach Ó Murchu as they embark on a journey from Down to Kerry foraging for food as they go. The 6-part series from Big Mountain Productions begins on Thursday 11th October at 10pm on TG4.
For centurys 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 Ó Murchú 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.
Set in Ireland’s dramatic and often challenging landscape we follow these men as their hunt for wild foods brings them closer to nature, tradition and their country.
Dul i bhFián Thursdays at 10pm on TG4.