Irish Lights welcomes the second series of RTÉ’s documentary Great Lighthouses of Ireland. The show will air on 8th May 2022 at 6.30pm on RTÉ 1 for four weeks. It builds on the tremendous success of the first series, showcasing Ireland’s lighthouses and the associated aids to navigation network around the island of Ireland and the vital role it plays in ensuring safety at sea for all.
Great Lighthouses of Ireland illustrates Ireland’s unique relationship with the sea, the history of our ports and harbours and navigation around our coasts, as well as demonstrating technological advances in the maritime industry and developments in marine science and weather forecasting. The series delves into our historic relationship with the sea, as well as exploring the unique heritage of coastal communities and the people who live within them.
Yvonne Shields O’Connor, CEO, Irish Lights said, “Irish Lights is delighted to collaborate with RTÉ on the second series of the Great Lighthouses of Ireland documentary. This tremendous production conveys the captivating and complex maritime history and heritage of the seas around the island of Ireland and the new challenges and opportunities which we face today. At no time in our history has the sea been more critical to our ability to thrive as an island economy. As we navigate from the past, through the present and towards the future, it is incumbent on us all to cherish this wonderful asset of ours, the sea, and ensure its sustainable use and preservation for the generations coming after us. This documentary is a vivid testimonial to what this means and why it is important.”