• Cyril McAree

1 Million Swedes See Galway On The ‘small screen’


Images of Inis Mór and Galway will be beamed into the homes of some 1 million people in Sweden, in two episodes of a popular TV show called Go'kväll. The show airs on Sveriges Television, the national public broadcaster in Sweden, and tonight (Thursday, 8 March) it will focus on the Aran Islands and Inis Mór in particular. Filming took place here last summer and was supported by Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.

PIC SHOWS: Cameraman Alex Bolevin, during filming on Inis Mór for Swedish TV show Go'kväll.

In tonight’s episode, viewers of Go'kväll will see reporter Joachim Vogel visit Dún Aonghasa and traditional handknit and craft cottage, An Túirne, while on Inis Mór. A separate Galway episode is set to air on 15 March and will feature Cnoc Suain in Spiddal and Roundstone Musical Instruments & Crafts, as well as an interview with music group The Whileaways, during a session at Campbell's Tavern in Headford, Co Galway.

“Tourism Ireland was delighted that Go'kväll chose to film in Galway. With an audience of more than 1 million viewers per episode, it’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase Galway and the Wild Atlantic Way,” said Julie McLaughlin, Tourism Ireland’s Manager for the Nordic Region. “Television and film are recognised as strong influencers for prospective holidaymakers and Tourism Ireland regularly works with TV and production companies around the world, to facilitate the making of travel and lifestyle programmes and films around the island of Ireland.”

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