Saturday, July 12, 2014

Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way - a "quintessential guide to this extraordinary odyssey" says 2FM's Ryan Tubridy #WildAtlanticWay

Yesterday I had the pleasure of being interviewed about my book by Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ 2FM in Bantry Co Cork. The Tubridy Show was covering the Wild Atlantic Way all week and I had been asked a couple of weeks ago to go on the show for the last day in Bantry.

Click here to replay the clip of my interview - it is just 7 minutes and 52 seconds long.

Revisiting the Wild Atlantic
Way in Bantry.
It's a long way to Bantry just to do such a short interview (it was a 440 mile/700 km round trip), but it offered a great opportunity to publicize the book on one of Ireland's most popular radio shows. Tubridy told me during a break before the interview that he had bought the book himself in Dubray Books in Blackrock and that he had been reading it all week. He genuinely liked the book and during the interview he called it a "quintessential guide to this extraordinary odyssey", said it was a "great guide", and that it "does what it says on the tin". Great comments - I couldn't have asked for a better reaction. Hopefully some of Tubridy's many listeners go out and buy the book. Thank you Tubs!

The trip also offered an opportunity to revisit the Wild Atlantic Way. I had stayed in Bantry on the second night of my journey. Bantry is close to the Whiddy Island  Discovery Point, and for a short time I relived the Wild Atlantic Way.

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