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TV | Barra’s Wild Days Out


Barra Best presents Barra’s Wild Days Out.



In a new series of short films, Barra Best explores our unique landscapes and meets the people who are making the most of life in the great outdoors while providing a home for local wildlife.


Starting this evening, Wednesday 24 November, throughout this series, Barra encounters some unusual species including a lonesome bottlenose dolphin named Finn in Carlingford Lough.


A rescued bear at Wild Ireland.


Bears, wolves and lynx also feature at an animal sanctuary on the Inishowen peninsula.


In episode one, at the Ring of Gullion a local artist who is passionate about protecting the Old Irish Goat - our only native species of goat - reveals why these mysterious animals have inspired her and many other artists.


Barra visits Clogher Valley in episode two to meet farmers Roger and Elaine who tend to over 100 alpacas, and takes to the water at Loughmacrory in County Tyrone for a spot of fly fishing with a women’s angling club.



Later in the series, Barra visits a hedgehog rescue centre in Loughgall to find out why these animals are disappearing from our gardens and meets a mother and daughter at Glenarm beach to learn about sea glass hunting.




His journey wouldn’t be complete without a trip to home town Belfast and Barra takes a boat trip around the docks in search of a seal colony who have made their home on the lough shores.



Barra’s Wild Days Out

Wednesday 24 November | 7.45pm

BBC One Northern Ireland

Available via BBC iPlayer