Cois Fharraige community showcased in TG4 series


The stretch of coast along Galway Bay running west from Na Forbacha to Ros an Mhíl is widely known as Cois Fharraige. With its proximity to Galway City, the area is a popular tourist destination and home to a creative and vibrant rural community.

In this new series, we spend the summer months of 2023 in the company of some of Cois Fharraige’s characters during their busiest time of year.

In the first episode of Pobal Cois Fharraige, we meet Breda Hughes from An Spidéal Tidy Towns Committee who want to ensure the village looks well in the lead up to the summer months.

We meet Diarmuid Ó Conghaile and his rowing crew during their final training session before the Féile an Spidéil regatta. We join Tony Antaine Ó Curraoin and his son Antoine from An Cnocán Glas on one of their trips to the shore to collect shellfish and seaweed.

The show will also provide insight into this year’s Féile an Spidéil, whose organisers are hoping for fair weather and a fiercely competitive day of boat racing.

In the second episode of Pobal Cois Fharraige, we meet Tommy and Patrick Connolly who are embarking on a journey with their new business venture Galway Girl Cruises. It’s a big day for Coláiste Chamuis and Siobhán Bairéad as hundreds of students start to arrive at the Irish College.

We visit Sorcas Le Croí, an Irish language circus that has arrived in the area and meet local student Colm Seoighe from Ros an Mhíl who will perform in the circus for the very first time.

In this episode we meet Caoilfhionn de Bhaldraithe from Sruth Yoga as she sets up her beach yoga classes. We visit the craft village in An Spidéal, where the owner of An Spailpín Fánach, Gearóid Ó Murchú, is celebrating a special occasion.

Catch up with the Connolly brothers who are preparing for Galway Girl Cruises’ maiden voyage. Bean an tí Linda Geoghegan has a full house of Irish language students and we meet Máirtín Ó Cualáin who is waiting patiently for a spell of good weather so he can save his hay.

In the series finale we return to Coláiste Chamuis who are celebrating fifty years since they began welcoming students to the Gaeltacht. We’ll join the local community at Taispeántas Chois Fharraige who proudly display the fruits of the summer’s labour.

The big day has finally arrived for Tommy and Patrick Connolly and their new business venture Galway Girl Cruises as they prepare for its maiden voyage.

We’ll catch up with Máirtín Choilm Ó Cualáin to see if he has managed to save any hay given the bad weather. Is there fine weather on the horizon?