NO VENUE SELECTED YET FOR  2017 NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS

No decision has been made around where the National Ploughing Championships will be held in 2017 and there is no guarantee they will return to the 2016 location of Tullamore in Co Offaly.

According to Anna Marie McHugh, Assistant MD of the National Ploughing Association and General Secretary of the World Ploughing Association the Championships are rotated across different venues as a means of showcasing parts of Ireland and bringing a boost to the local economy.

“We haven’t decided on next year’s venue and there is no guarantee whatsoever it will be back here in Offaly next year. But we are finding it needs to be in the midlands and central so for that reason we cannot bring it to perimeter counties around the country. But people love finding out the new venue and what it is like. Moving around to different venues is also good for business and the town and county we are in.”

anna-marie-mchugh-ploughing In conversation with Ken Murray on Ploughing LIVE on IRISH TV Ms McHugh added the National Ploughing Association is to sign a memorandum of understanding with Field Days, the New Zealand equivalent of the event, which is the biggest such event in the southern hemisphere.

“We identify with what they are doing at Field Days and this is all about finding new ways to bring more to the event. The ploughing championships have been running since 1931 and in the mission statement there are two specific goals – to spread the word of good ploughing and to create a friendly and pleasant place for people to meet and do business. At the innovation arena we have 17 countries represented in an official capacity this year and this is all part of the work in association with Enterprise Ireland. We want to give added value to the exhibitor once the punters are here and to let Irish businesses and manufacturers know that having a presence here will open new windows of opportunity to them.”

Ms McHugh added that the Ploughing Championships do not receive state funding and are run as an independent operation.

“We’re self-funding and don’t receive any government aid in any shape or form.”

Coverage of the National Ploughing Championships can be viewed on www.irishtv.ie

NEW LINE-UP OF ENTERTAINMENT AND DOCUMENTARIES ON IRISH TV

IRISH TV – AUTUMN SCHEDULE 2016 – HIGHLIGHTS

IRISH TV is Ireland’s first and only international television channel offering local content to a global audience. Throughout Ireland the channel’s flagship County Matters series comprises of weekly half hour shows of news and views from each of the 32 counties while stories around the Irish communities in the UK and USA – Out and About in the UK/USA and Manchester and Midlands Life are also broadcast weekly.

The channel is currently undergoing considerable expansion as it launches its new season line-up to include a Saturday night chat show hosted by Malachi Cush as well as increased news and current affairs coverage and drama. 

IRISH TV’s chief backer is one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs, John Griffin, founder and former CEO of Addison Lee cabs, who has committed to the channel long-term on the basis of its growth potential.

IRISH TV has been watched in over 140 countries across the world and can be viewed across the UK and Europe on Sky 191, Freesat 400 and online at www.irishtv.ie In April 2016 the channel launched on the TATA global network to deliver content to the USA with connection via Virgin Media, to Canada via Verizon and the Irish Saorview platforms due to launch later this year.

Output on IRISH TV is archived on a daily basis and can be accessed freely at www.irishtv.ie

 HERE IS A LIST OF SOME OF THE UPCOMING NEW AND EXCITING CONTENT ON IRISH TV FOR AUTUMN 2016

 

ARE WE THERE YET?

 Soap star Charlie Dawson (Coronation Street’s Jim McDonald) and former Emmerdale actor Daniel Coll embark on an audacious vintage Land Rover road trip around Ireland – with no cash.  The penniless duo charm celebrity guests into joining them for novelty fundraising ideas to pay for their accommodation and food on this epic 10-day journey covering 2,400km. And if they don’t raise enough money – they sleep in the jeep.

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Guests in this exclusive 10-part Irish TV series include Eilish O’Carroll (Winnie in Mrs Brown’s Boys), Rachel Allen, Dana and James Galway.

 

 


 

 

YOUNG, IRISH & LIVIN’ THE DREAM

 

From distillers and bloggers to multi-millionaire undertakers this enthralling five-part series with presenter Colm Flynn features young Irish entrepreneurs living the dream in New York.

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Among those featured are angel investor Illann Power (24) who moved from Carlow at age 19 and developed a whiskey business that was sold in a multi-million dollar deal to drinks giant Bacardi in 2015; Digital influencer Erika Fox (26) from Kerry who has built a social media empire advertising products and brands and Clive Anderson (34) from Cork, who lost his dad to cancer 19 years ago and was inspired to set up his own large funeral home in Pelham, New York as a result. Inspirational.

Photos show Clive Anderson, Illann Power and Erika Fox with presenter Colm Flynn.

 


 

LIVING WITH LYME DISEASE

 This highly-emotive documentary looks at how a tiny tick bite, if not dealt with early enough, can destroy people’s health and wellbeing via a disease known as “the big imitator”.

 

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German doctor, Dr Armin Schwarzbach, specialises in the treatment of Lyme disease.

Lyme Disease is the world’s fastest-spreading tick-borne infection, and this heart-breaking documentary presented by Brian Hurley and featuring sufferers young and old, chronicles the struggles faced by a large number of Irish people to get a correct diagnosis and treatment years after discovering the distinctive “bullseye” rash.

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Former Kerry footballer Anthony Morris has been struck down with Lyme Disease.

 

LIVING WITH LYME DISEASE AIRS TUESDAY OCTOBER 11TH AT 9PM.

 


 

TREYVAUD’S TRAVELS – ON THE SHANNON

 Wellies, water, wine and award-winning chef Paul Treyvaud make this trip of a lifetime down the Shannon compelling viewing.

Treyvaud is a true champion of healthy living and in this series navigates the length of Ireland’s great waterway armed only with his fishing rod and frying pan.

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Paul Treyvaud on the Shannon with musician Charlie McGettigan.

 TREYVAUD’S TRAVELS ON THE SHANNON – AND A SECOND COOKERY SERIES TREYVAUD’S KITCHEN – BOTH AIR ON IRISH TV THIS AUTUMN.

 


 

 THE ROSE EXPERIENCE – BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE ROSE OF TRALEE

 

This fascinating 90-minute documentary goes behind the scenes at the Rose of Tralee, and features unseen on-stage interviews with all 64 contestants, including all those who were unsuccessful in getting through to the live televised final.

Offering a new perspective on the Rose of Tralee with its focus on the workings of the festival and the enormous contribution of local volunteers to its annual success, The Rose Experience provides coverage of the 32 Roses who do not make it through to the live final, their achievements in getting so far in the competition and their work as ambassadors for their home towns and counties is celebrated in The Rose Experience.

Producer Adrian McCarthy of Ktown Media adds: “This is the story of how a small town transforms itself into the Rose of Tralee once a year with a focus on the people of Tralee who voluntarily give of their time to ensure the week-long festivities are a success for the thousands of visitors and viewers of the show.

fiona-o-sullivan-irish-tv-presenter-and-2016-tipperary-rose-mediumIRISH TV presenter of Tipperary County Matters, Fiona O’Sullivan, was one of the Rose of Tralee 2016 finalists.

Repro Free 20-08-2016 Coming from the Library were New York Rose, Kristin Stack, Mayo Rose Fionna McDarby, Galway Rose Rosie Burke and Abu Dhabi Rose Dearbhladh Walsh The visit of the Roses to the Kerry County Library during this years Rose of Tralee Festival. Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD - www.dwalshphoterry Ireland Mobile Phone : 00353 87 26 72 033 Land Line : 00 353 66 71 22 981 E/mail : info@dwalshphoto.ie WEB Site : www.dwalshphoto.ie

Louth Rose Megan Ferguson onstage in the Festival Dome during TV Rose Selection on Monday night. Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD - www.dwalshphoto.ieTralee Co Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone : 00353 87 26 72 033 Land Line : 00 353 66 71 22 981 E/mail : info@dwalshphoto.ie WEB Site : www.dwalshphoto.ie

 Louth Rose Megan Ferguson onstage in the Festival Dome during TV Rose Selection on Monday night. Photo Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD www.dwalshphoto.ie

 

 

THE ROSE EXPERIENCE AIRS ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH AT 8.30PM.


SPORT

GAELIC MASTERS LIVE

 

The Gaelic Masters is an annual football league for Gaelic players aged forty years and over which culminates in two competitive final events each season. Sponsored by IRISH TV, the 2016 Gaelic Masters finals including both the Masters and Shield (Runner-Up) events will be broadcast LIVE to a worldwide audience this Autumn on IRISH TV.  The league series has grown from just four participating counties to 12 counties in the 2016 final, with plans in place to grow it to 16 counties in 2017.

Former GAA greats such as Tyrone’s Peter Canavan, Down’s Mickey Linden, Mayo’s Pat Fallon and Kenneth Mortimer as well as Dublin legends Paul Curran and Joe McNally have all donned the Masters jersey for their respective counties in the Gaelic Masters.  Expect lots of live action, experienced play and visual proof that ageing is simply all in the mind.

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Mayo contested the 2014 Gaelic Masters Final. John Pat Sheridan (left and above) promotes the Gaelic Masters and plays for Mayo.

 

 Watch out for the Gaelic Masters Finals LIVE on IRISH TV in October.


 

CALL OF THE WILD

In this unique nature series field naturalist and photojournalist Vincent Hyland takes the viewer on a magical fauna and flora voyage across land and sea as he gives a voice to all creatures great and small and the many hazards threatening their habitats. This six-part wildlife series examines the creatures and cultures that shape Ireland’s environment and its precious wildlife.

Our natural world has never been so important with the impact on our environment, and the damages done to our flora & fauna. Vincent Hyland (pictured) has been studying animal behaviour for many years and this series while exploring the wonder and beauty of Irish land and marine life, also places the spotlight on issues from plastic and forest fires to pollution and lack of conservation that challenges our environment and its precious wildlife.

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CALL OF THE WILD AIRS ON IRISH TV THIS AUTUMN.

 


 MALACHI LIVE

This prime-time weekly series with renowned entertainer Malachi Cush will feature a host of celebrity interviews, comedy sketches and musical performances. Filmed in front of   a studio audience, Malachi Live will be pacey, punchy and personality, capturing the essence of who are.

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Expect top entertainment and well-known faces on this new weekend family series – a first for IRISH TV as it enters the chat-show arena.

 

MALACHI LIVE AIRS ON IRISH TV TO COINCIDE WITH THE CHANNEL’S LAUNCH ON SAORIVEW THIS AUTUMN.

 

 

 


 

BUSINESS MATTERS

 

From SMEs to global leaders there is a compelling story behind every business success.  This new weekly series on Irish TV meets driven entrepreneurs that are fueling the economy, creating employment and supporting and sustaining local, regional and national development.

THE NEW BUSINESS MATTERS WEEKLY SERIES AIRS ON IRISH TV THIS AUTUMN.

 Many of Irish TV’s favourite series will return also as part of our Autumn Schedule including County Matters, Out and About, Songs and Stories and The Half Door and Treyvaud’s Kitchen.

 

 

IRISH TV CAN BE VIEWED ON SKY 191, FREESAT 400, FREE TO AIR AND www.irishtv.ie/www.irishtv.com

DAY 3 AT THE NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS

We are exhausted!

We are also buzzing.

To pull off the feat of delivering 21 hours of LIVE broadcasting over the last three days of the National Ploughing Championships is an achievement we are thrilled to share with viewers. Sincere thanks to all of you who tuned in, who provided feedback and comments and words of encouragement to the IRISH TV team. A huge thank-you also to all the genuine contributors for giving a true account of themselves on our screens. You know we take you seriously and that you take us seriously in return.

Please enjoy our latest collage of photos celebrating all of the people we met and spoke to during ‘The Ploughing’.

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Thanks to agriland.ie – the on-line farming portal for carrying our news story.

Thanks to agriland.ie - the on-line farming portal 
for reporting on our 21 hours of LIVE coverage 
from the ploughing. Thankfully it has gone without a hitch so far!

Irish TV is broadcasting

live from this year’s Ploughing

Irish TV will broadcast over 21 hours of live coverage from this years National Ploughing Championships.

Over the course of the three-day event, the Irish broadcaster will look to showcase everything that is happening in Irish agriculture, with coverage starting each day at 12pm.

Shows will include the Ploughing Live, Turning the Sod, Grassroots Live, From Farm to Fork and the Country Hour.

The show will begin with Parliamentary Leinster House correspondent Ken Murray discussing the political landscape and its impact on farming. The show will take you right into the heart of the ploughing championships, Murray said.

“There are key issues of concern such as – rural broadband, the closure of post offices, the flight of young people from rural Ireland to the urban cities and the impact of Brexit on exchange rates – so clearly we will have lots to talk about,” the IRISH TV presenter said.

The beauty of the coverage is it brings all of the atmosphere and colour and the sense of carnival that is the ploughing championships in to people’s homes.

Meanwhile, Grassroots Live presenter, Alan Brereton, will be talking to farmers and exploring developments in forestry, horticulture, technology and innovation.

Going to air daily from 3pm to 5pm this show shines a spotlight on the agricultural sector in Ireland today and discusses issues that are shaping the future of Irish farming.

Brereton, who is the presenter of the weekly Grassroots agricultural programme on IRISH TV raised concerns ahead of the ploughing about the uncertainty for Irish agricultural producers.

“As a new generation of farmers prepares to take control of farm businesses it is worrying to think some may decide to work in other industries,” Brereton said.

Despite the fact that food products from Ireland are highly respected the world over, could we see fewer farmers with bigger farms?

“Are the 140,000 farming families in Ireland sitting around the kitchen table considering whether to give it just one more year?”

The National Ploughing Championships will take place in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly from Tuesday, September 20 to Thursday, September 22. IRISH TV will also have a stand at the event, located at block 2, row 9, stand 221.

Craic, music, politics and good conversation at ‘The Ploughing’

We’re really enjoying the craic at the 2016 National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore with some of the best entertainers and interesting guests coming in to the IRISH TV studio. Catch up with Colm Flynn as he talks about the exciting new ‘Young, Irish and Living the dream’ series he has put together for IRISH TV; Vinny Hyland also speaks passionately about his new series ‘Call of the Wild’ which calls on all of us to do our bit to keep the planet clean and green for creatures great and small; Declan Nerney gives a mighty performance for Malachi and Susan in The Country Hour; Meanwhile, Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams is categorical in his responses to our reporter Ken Murray, as he asks some of the hard questions that need to be asked. Tune in today as we meet even more fascinating guests during our third mammoth day of LIVE coverage starting at 12 noon and right up to 7pm this evening – on the final day of what has been another record-breaking event for all the family to enjoy. See you there.

 

 

DAY 2 AT THE NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS – ENJOY OUR CONTINUING LIVE COVERAGE

We are having a wonderful time covering all that is happening at the National Ploughing Championships 2016 and after our mammoth seven hours of LIVE coverage on Day 1 yesterday – be assured of a consistent standard to top quality reporting, chat, fun and even more wellies throughout Day 2 today.

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Here are some more shots from yesterday – top to bottom – Alan Brereton, presenter of Grassroots daily 3pm-5pm; Amy Kelly, one of our bubbly roving reporting team members; Brendan Hennessy, presenter Turning the Sod, 2pm-3pm daily; James Pembroke – Producer and camera-man talking about the upcoming and fascinating Call Of The Wild series on IRISH TV; Cllr Eddie Fitzpatrick, Cathaoirleach Offaly County Council; James Gorham, from Let’s Talk Solar explaining key energy saving tips;  Ken Murray interviewing US Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley on Ploughing LIVE daily 12 noon to 3pm; Laura from the County Arms Hotel; Sheila from Murray Plastics and one of their life-lasting plastic benches and Vinny Hyland, environmentalist, wildlife and nature-lover and presenter of Call Of The Wild. 

IRISH TV is very proud of our reporting staff and production teams hard at work in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly and best of all – they all look to be really enjoying themselves! Sure there’s no point in being at ‘The Ploughing’ if you’re not prepared to get down and dirty and have the craic with all the wonderful people who take the time and trouble to make their way to this much-loved agricultural networking showcase.

By all accounts attendance records were broken yesterday on Day 1 and if the rain holds off at all today (!) we hope to see the same result for Day 2. It is a tribute to Anna May McHugh, Managing Director of ‘The ploughing’ and her daughter Anna Marie on their wonderful achievement in organising yet another top notch annual event. Be sure to bring your wellies!

IRISH TV TUNING TIPS

Please follow these tips to tune in to IRISH TV on Free to Air:

How to Re-Tune Free-To-Air Boxes for Irish TV

1. Go to Menu settings and you will see either Auto Scan or Manual Scan.

2. Go to Manual Scan.

3. Type 11686 in the Frequency Box.

4. Polarity  is V (Vertical).

5. The Symbol Rate is 22000.

6. The FEC is 5/6.

6. Transponder 104 (optional search item)

7. Service ID/PR 55380 (optional search item)

Then press either ‘Find Channel’ or ‘Search’ – depending on your television.

 Make sure you go through the manual tuning service so it won’t affect any other channels.

 

IRISH INDEPENDENT RUNS WITH OUR SAORVIEW NEWS

THANK YOU TO THE IRISH INDEPENDENT FOR THEIR ON-THE-BALL REPORTING OF OUR EXCITING SAORVIEW LAUNCH NEWS.

We are now talking in terms of weeks – no longer months. Excitingly nerve-wracking!

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http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/irish-tv-channel-set-for-launch-on-saorview-35064256.html

 

Ireland’s first international TV channel, Irish TV, is set for a massive expansion when it launches on the Saorview service within the next few weeks.

The move was announced at the channel’s Autumn schedule launch at which over 30 hours of original programming a week were revealed.

The channel, which is currently hosted on the Sky, Eir and Freesat platforms, will soon be freely available to 676,000 Saorview users around the country.

“We are in the final stage of testing and with our upcoming Saorview expansion to 43% of Irish homes, we will now be available on the two largest television platforms in Ireland,” said Irish TV CEO Pierce O’Reilly.

“And from October, Irish TV will also provide on-the-go High Definition access to 40 million Irish Americans in the US as well as to the UK and Ireland, via Tata’s industry-leading intuitive app.

“We will produce 480 hours of original home-produced programmes over the coming season.

“We are proud of the fact that we encourage new ideas, commission independent content and show it to a worldwide audience.”

Irish TV can be watched live at home and abroad on Sky  TV 191, Freesat 400, EirVision 191, all Free to Air boxes and online atwww.irishtv.com. The channel will shortly be launched on Saorview.

 

 

IRISH TV is now LIVE at the National Ploughing Championships!

It’s all going on!

IRISH TV is out in force at the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, Co Offaly today.

Our presenter Ken Murray is playing a blinder as we kick off our LIVE coverage at ‘The Ploughing’. Ken is literally ploughing himself – through the furrows of top quality guests lining up to say hello on your screens.

Welcome to you all and good to see our own crew sharing our good news stories and exciting upcoming programmes and series in the Autumn line-up. Everything from Call of the Wild presented by Vinnie Hyland; Malachi LIVE presented by Malachi Cush; Treyvaud Travels – The Shannon presented by Paul Treyvaud and Living with Lyme Disease presented by Brian Hurley.

Coverage of all that is happening at the ploughing will continue as Ken moves on from the Offaly County Council, Enterprise Board, Arts, Tourism and Leisure representatives to meet the who’s who of Ireland out and about at #ploughing16 taking place at Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly over these busy three days.

Stay tuned! 12 noon to 7pm today, tomorrow and the next day – September 20th-22nd.

ALL AT THE PLOUGHING ARE INVITED TO POP IN TO OUR IRISH TV STAND – GET YOUR COPY OF THE IRISH TV AUTUMN GUIDE!

IRISH TV STAND Block No.2, Row No.9, Stand No.221

 

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Colm Flynn, Presenter, Young, Irish & Livin’ the dream

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Paul Treyvaud, presenter Treyvaud Travels – The Shannon 
    

 

 

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