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Mayo TV company up for an IFTA

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POPULAR SHOW Ailbhe, Liam, Féilim and Deirbhle Doyle, stars of ‘Out and About’.


The IFTA awards ceremony is taking place in Dublin tomorrow night, and Mayo Company GMarsh TV have been nominated for the second year in a row for a children’s series ‘Out and About’, following the adventures of the lovely Doyle family from Lahardane.
With two six-part series in the current RTÉ autumn schedule, the Crossmolina-based TV company have been kept extremely busy flying the flag for Mayo.
Presented by the intrepid Colin Stafford-Johnson, natural history series ‘Living the Wildlife’ is back on our screens for an eighth season. Roaming the length and breadth of the country, this beautifully shot series once again takes us on a fascinating wildlife journey meeting all sorts of creatures including swifts and geese from picturesque Westport.
Featuring slightly tamer animals, ‘The Pet Surgeons’ is a brand-new series that goes behind the scenes at one of Ireland leading veterinary practices, revealing the emotional owners, sick animals and dedicated vets who use state-of-the-art technology to perform complicated operations, repair fractures and apply the latest treatments from physiotherapy and spinal realignment to chemo.
Finally, in another festival nod, historical Mayo documentary ‘Nancy Corrigan Sky Blazer’ has been officially selected for the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival in Ohio — with the winners to be announced this weekend. The documentary tells the story of a young girl who emigrated from poverty in Achill in 1914 and went on to become one of the first female commercial pilots in US aviation history.
On running a company in the rural west of Ireland, MD Gillian Marsh said:
“?We consider ourselves very lucky to be based in the wilds of Mayo. There are not many offices where you can look out the window to see a wild deer peeping back in at you.”

‘Living the Wildlife’ airs on RTÉ One on Fridays at 7.30pm; ‘The Pet Surgeons’ airs on RTÉ One on Tuesdays at 8.30pm.