Pobal Cois Fharraige

Pobal Cois Fharraige examines the lives of people in the community of Cois Fharraige on Galway Bay

Galway Bay’s Coastal Charm and Vibrant Community Celebrated in Summer Series

Galway Bay’s picturesque coastline, known as Cois Fharraige, is set to take center stage in a new television series, “Pobal Cois Fharraige,” produced by Aniar TV.

This series delves into the lives and stories of the local community during the bustling summer months of 2023, showcasing the unique blend of culture, tradition, and enterprise that defines this region.


Episode 1: Community Spirit and Maritime Traditions

The series kicks off with an introduction to Breda Hughes from the An Spidéal Tidy Towns Committee, who is dedicated to ensuring the village is pristine for the upcoming tourist season. Viewers also meet Diarmuid Ó Conghaile and his rowing team during their final preparations for the highly anticipated Féile an Spidéil regatta. Additionally, Tony Antaine Ó Curraoin and his son Antoine from An Cnocán Glas share their tradition of collecting shellfish and seaweed from the shore. Organisers of Féile an Spidéil express their hopes for favorable weather and intense competition in boat racing.


Episode 2: New Ventures and Cultural Festivities

The second episode introduces Tommy and Patrick Connolly, who are launching their new venture, Galway Girl Cruises. Meanwhile, Coláiste Chamuis and Siobhán Bairéad welcome hundreds of students to the Irish College, marking a significant day for the institution. The episode also features Sorcas Le Croí, an Irish language circus visiting the area, and local student Colm Seoighe from Ros an Mhíl, who is making his debut performance in the circus.

Episode 3: Craftsmanship and Anticipation

Caoilfhionn de Bhaldraithe of Sruth Yoga sets up her beach yoga classes, bringing tranquility to the stunning coastal backdrop. Gearóid Ó Murchú, owner of An Spailpín Fánach in the craft village of An Spidéal, celebrates a special occasion. The Connolly brothers continue their preparations for the maiden voyage of Galway Girl Cruises, while Linda Geoghegan hosts a full house of Irish language students. Local farmer Máirtín Ó Cualáin remains hopeful for good weather to save his hay.


Series Finale: Milestones and New Beginnings

In the concluding episode, Coláiste Chamuis celebrates its 50th anniversary of welcoming students to the Gaeltacht, marking a significant milestone. The local community gathers at Taispeántas Chois Fharraige to showcase the fruits of their summer’s labor. The much-awaited maiden voyage of Galway Girl Cruises finally takes place, and viewers will see if Máirtín Choilm Ó Cualáin manages to save his hay despite the challenging weather conditions.


“Pobal Cois Fharraige” is a celebration of the resilience, creativity, and cultural richness of the Cois Fharraige community. This series promises to offer viewers an intimate look at the lives of the people who make this coastal region a vibrant and dynamic place to live and visit.

Produced by Aniar TV, this series is a must-watch for anyone interested in the heart and soul of rural Irish life along Galway Bay.

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