Celebrity chef Donal Skehan to showcase Ireland in new food and travel TV series
Tourism Ireland is teaming up with celebrity chef Donal Skehan, to create a new food travelogue series, which will air on PBS in the United States later this year.
Working with Inproduction TV, Tourism Ireland is co-funding the production of an eight-part TV series, all about an ‘active foodie’ holiday in Ireland. Viewers will see Donal work up an appetite by hiking, kayaking and cycling his way around Ireland – before stopping off at various food trucks, gastropubs and restaurants to meet with young chefs, baristas, chocolatiers and local food producers.
Publicity and broadcasts like this are a key element of Tourism Ireland’s programme of activity, to keep Ireland front and centre in the minds of future travellers around the world – in order to capitalise on the demand for travel, once Ireland is open again for overseas visitors. Through this new series with Donal Skehan, Tourism Ireland aims to connect with a young and active audience – reminding them about some of the many great reasons to visit, when the time is right.
Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s Head of North America, said: “We are delighted to work with celebrity chef Donal Skehan and Inproduction TV, to create this exciting new food travelogue from around the island of Ireland. Our aim to reach a young and active audience – reminding them about our wonderful culinary offering and spectacular scenery, as well as our fantastic outdoor activities.”
Filming for the eight-part series will take place at various locations right around the island of Ireland. This week, filming is under way in Dingle and around Slea Head – at places like The Fish Box, Murphy’s Ice Cream, Dingle Distillery, Dick Mack’s and Coumeenoole Beach.