RTÉ Radio 1’s flagship news programme Morning Ireland will be stopping in Galway next week to hear the interesting stories and voices of Galwegians.
The Ireland by bike series will hear the stories of real people at the start of the summer as reporter Cian McCormack travels on his bike for 10 days in June stopping in Galway as well as other towns, villages, and communities from the midlands to the southeast.
Ireland by bike will gauge tourism, communities working for themselves and peoples’ view on politics, services, and the Government, among other issues.
McCormack will cycle on his bike, making daily reports on Morning Ireland from Wednesday June 1 to Friday June 10.
“Two years ago I cycled the Wild Atlantic Way for Morning Ireland. This time I’ll be cycling parts of Ireland’s ancient east and hopefully getting to places I sometimes don’t get a chance to stop when I’m on the road for Morning Ireland,” said McCormack. “I’m hoping to hear stories from people as I travel. I want to take the temperature of the nation post–government formation.”
McCormack added, “I’m hoping to meet people and communities that they tell their stories too – maybe they are running an interesting local festival or have something positive to tell us. But also, I’m interested in seeing how areas have recovered after the heavy winter storms that hammered the country during the winter.”
Listeners can interact with the Ireland by bike series by emailing: [email protected] or on twitter: @cian_mccormack or @morningireland.