Tithe Cois Farraige is a brand new 8 part series developed by TG4. Filmed using state-of-the art equipment, the series showcases beautiful and unique Irish homes on Ireland’s spectacular coastline and gives us a glimpse into the lives of people who have realised their dream of living in a beautiful home on the Coast. From the amazing beaches and the dramatic cliffs of Donegal. to the safe harbours and tiny coves of West Cork, the island of Ireland has the most magnificent coastline nature has to offer. We have a special connection with the sea, and it’s no surprise that many of us are drawn to live by it. Filmed partly from the air, the series shows our coastline in a spectacular fashion.
In each episode, presenter Síle Nic Chonaonaigh explores the breathtaking coastline of Ireland, visiting unique and spectacular houses by the sea, including stunning modernised castes, renovated lighthouses, and ultra modern archtiect-designed homes. The series is directed and shot bt Colm Hogan, produced by Counterpoint Films.
In Episode One which airs on Wednesday 2 November at 9.30pm, presenter Sile Nic Chonaonaigh visits some spectacular homes on the coastline of Donegal, including the unique home of musician Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh designed by Donaghy + Dimond Architects, as well as The Pig House and Tuath na Mara, two stunning homes designed by MacGabhann Architects.
In Episode 2, Síle explores the stunning Bantry Bay. She pays a visit to the magnificent Bantry House, meets Sara Walker the daughter of architect Robin Walker, and talks to the owner of Japanese Fusion House.
In Episode 3, Sile explores the breathtaking coastline of Mayo and meets the Mayo architect Pat McCabe, discovers a seaside cottage with a grass roof, and visits Belmullet Coastguard Station.
In Episode 4, Síle explores the beautiful coastline of Connemara in Galway. She visits the Foyle family in Clifden, and then travels south to visit the stunning modern passive house of Eoin and Cecelia Keenan designed by Mulcaire Heffernan.
In Episode 5, Sile visits the Kerry coastline. Here, she finds some unique seaside homes, from the elegant Westcove House and Glanleam House, to the summer haven which is Wave Crest Caravan Park.
In Episode 6, Síle returns to Cork, where she pays a visit to the modernised Rincolisky castle and a renovated lighthouse, and meets the owner of an architect-designed Chu House, as well as visiting the beautiful island of Cape Clear.
In Episode 7, Sile meets Ruairí and Maire-Therese de Blacam at Inis Meain Restaurant and Suites designed by DeBlacam and Meagher Architects and visits Seán Connolly on Finis Island, now uninhabited, where he was born and raised. Sile finds out about the difficulties that the islanders faced in the past and reasons why they had to leave.
In Episode 8, Síle takes a look at one of the most prominent architectural features on the East Coast, the Martello tower. She visits architect Simone Stephenson and takes a tour of her ultra modern renovated Martello tower in Dalkey. Síle also looks at the Lake House by Aughey O’Flaherty, the Joycean House in Bray plus an interview with architects Aoibheann Ní Mhearain and Padraic O’Duinn.