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Madraí na nGael


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Madraí na nGael 1-3

Parental Rating: G

The Setters of Ireland have a worldwide reputation for being the best gundogs in the world. This episode looks at their remarkable history and follows them to work in the bogs of Ireland

First Shown: 19 Apr

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Irish dogs can be put into three categories; hounds, gun dogs and terriers. This six-part documentary series tells the story of our nine native Irish breeds of dog: Irish Wolfhounds, Kerry Beagles, Irish Setters, Irish Red and White Setters, Irish Water Spaniels, Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Irish Glen of the Imaals, Kerry Blues and Irish Terriers.

Each of these native Irish dog breeds was developed for a unique purpose such as hunting wolves, fox-hunting, retrieving game birds shot by fowlers, hunting badger, otter, vermin as well as general farm herding.

The series was supported by the BAI Sound and Vision  and the Section 481 supports provided by the Irish Government

Produced by Ripple World Pictures.

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