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15/09/2012

Duration:
57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 15 September 2012

The people, places and stories that make Northern Ireland unique, presented by Anne Marie McAleese.

  • Causeway Sportive

    Causeway Sportive

    A thousand cyclists are expected to take part in this year’s Giants Causeway Coast Sportive on Saturday.

    The event offers a choice of three routes, the longest being 182kms, which all start and finish in the seaside town of Ballycastle in County Antrim.

    Keen cyclist John Madden is from Ballycastle and joins us from the starting line as the action begins.

    Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive
  • Brent Geese

    Brent Geese

    Anne-Marie meets up with bird expert Dot Bleakley at the flood gates, just outside Newtownards, as thousands of pale bellied brent geese begin to gather for winter.

    The birds make the 3000km journey each year from the Canadian Artic, over the sea ice of Baffin Bay and the huge Greenland Ice Cap to the shores of Strangford Lough.

    It’s a sight that fascinates many bird watchers.

    Brent Goose Info
  • Beach Watch Big Weekend

    Beach Watch Big Weekend

    The Marine Conservation Society are holding a series of beach clean-ups and surveys across Northern Ireland this weekend.

    Hundreds of volunteers will be helping out at some of our favourite beaches along the Foyle, Antrim and Down coastline.

    We are joined by Ken Orr from Grassroots NI who is helping out at Ballyhornan beach and Alena Aceves-Cully who will be at Browns Bay.

    Beach Watch Big Weekend
  • Roller Blade Marathon

    Roller Blade Marathon

    Judith Cairns from Ballinderry is about to head off to Germany to take part in this year’s Berlin Rollerblade Marathon.

    Judith, who has spent the past six months training for the gruelling twenty-six mile race, hopes to raise awareness for the Love for Life charity.

    She joins us in the studio to tell us more about it.

    Berlin Rollerblade Marathon
  • Kayak Trail

    Kayak Trail

    Our reporter Conor McKay heads to the East Antrim coast, where kayaking and canoeing are becoming more popular.

    He meets ups with champion kayaker Andy McCelland from Portrush and Chris Scott from Outdoor Recreation NI, who offer him a few lessons on how to paddle the waves.

    Canoe NI
  • Listooder Ploughing Match

    Listooder Ploughing Match

    Listooder and District Ploughing Society are holding their annual ploughing match on Saturday near Saintfield.

    The society, which dates back 123 years, is one of the oldest in Ireland.

    Joining us in the studio to tell us all about it are brothers Samuel and Richard Gill. Samuel is a former World Champion and Richard helps organise the event.

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