In 2015 a documentary team, led by Dublin native and one time Scartaglin resident, Vincent Hyland, filmed the series Call of the Wild.
The five-part series will begin its run on RTÉ One on this Saturday morning at 10:45am.
The series includes a close up look at the curse of plastics on marine life and coastal habitats and communities.
James and David Pembroke
Written, presented with underwater imaging by Vincent Hyland and filming, post production and produced by Farranfore father and son team of James and David Pembroke.
In this unique nature series field naturalist and photojournalist Vincent Hyland takes the viewer on a magical flora and fauna voyage across land and sea as he gives a voice to all creatures great and small and the many hazards threatening their habitats.
Human Encroachment and Intervention
“In the series we look at the wildlife of Ireland and how human encroachment and intervention into their world impact on them.
In the course of a telephone chat earlier this week, I discovered that Vincent Hyland was a resident of Scartaglin for a while.
He described being ‘down in Kerry’ with his parents as a child and coming to Castleisland to pick up a wire-haired terrier.
A Wire Haired Terrier from Castleisland
“When you’re driving into Castleisland from the Scartaglin direction, there’s a little pub directly across the road when you get to the main street.”
“That’s Sheila Prendiville’s,” I interjected helpfully. “That’s the place and the man there sold us a wire-haired terrier.
“So we came down to Kerry for the holidays and some fresh air and we went back to Dublin with a wire-haired terrier from Castleisland,” said Vincent.
Call of the Wild on RTÉ One on Saturday morning at 10:45am.
For more on Vincent Hyland just click on the link here: https://www.vincenthylandartist.com/education