RTE aired the first episode of North Clare under sea cameraman Ken O’Sullivan’s documentary last night and the Twittersphere was absolutely lit.
The stunningly shot Ireland’s Deep Atlantic was six years in the making and sees Ken and his crew brave the open ocean to capture some never before seen footage.
It showcased the beautiful coast of Co Clare, with one particularly awesome shot of the Cliffs of Moher viewed from the sea.
The public were so struck by the documentary, the hashtag #irelandsdeepatlantic was still trending on Twitter this morning.
Noted RTE documentary maker Philip Bromwell was awe struck by the footage, tweeting “this is pretty magical television. Well done to all involved”.
This is pretty magical television. Well done to all involved with #IrelandsDeepAtlantic
Let the kids watch it too 📺🐳🐬
— Philip Bromwell (@philipbromwell) April 22, 2018
Fittingly, yesterday was Earth Day; An international day of awareness against plastic and its effects on the environment.
Mesmerised by the footage on Ireland’s Deep Atlantic. Congratulations Ken O’Sullivan. Brilliant documentary. Ireland’s answer to Blue Planet! Perfect for Earth Day. 💚 🌍 #IrelandsDeepAtlantic #earthday2018 #Whale @rte pic.twitter.com/yLychwxZwr
— Ann (@AffirmingMe2) April 22, 2018
Ken O’Sullivan, who set up Sea Fever Productions with his partner Katrina Costello, was overwhelmed by the response to his documentary.
Well I’m lost for words for a change …
just can’t get over the overwhelming reaction to Ireland’s Deep Atlantic,
Thank you all so much for watching and commenting on it, our wonderful ocean 🐳🌊🐋 ken #irelandsdeepatlantic
— Sea Fever Production (@SeaFever2) April 22, 2018
Catch the second half of the documentary on RTE One this Sunday at 9.30pm.