Euronews comes to the Glyde Inn in Annagassan
European news station Euronews chose The Glyde Inn, Annagassan, as one of five businesses in five EU countries to represent their citizens’ views in a series of programmes in the run up to the EU elections in May to represent Ireland.
The series of programmes is entitled Sleepovers. The presenter, Stuart Oats, spends 24 hours with his host to discover what the EU means to them and those around them.
Stuart arrived for his ‘sleepover’ last Thursday and was greeted with a fabulous traditional music session in the Glyde Inn courtesy of Lannleire Scoriocht.
On Friday morning the manager of the Glyde Inn, Conor O’Neill, took his guest on a tour of some local producers calling, first, to O’Neill’s Bakery for some delicious freshly baked bread. Here Stuart had the opportunity to talk to John O’Neill about his views on the potential difficulties that Brexit might bring.
Conor then brought Stuart to visit Coastguard Seafoods in Annagassan to stock up on Terry Butterly’s famous lobster and smoked salmon. Terry spoke to Stuart about how EU bureaucracy and legislation was making life difficult for SME’s.
Next the pair headed to Clogherhead where they called on Noel Matthews in Dunany Crab and to fishmonger, Seamus Dunne before stopping at Oriel Sea Salt where John Delany talked about the importance of the EU with regards to trade, climate and sustainability.
On the way back to Annagassan, Conor took Stuart to Salterstown Pier for a spot of sea kale foraging. It didn’t take much convincing on the part of Conor to get the Euronews host to brave a quick dip in the waters at the pier!
That evening Stuart made himself useful pulling pints at the Glyde Inn where he later hosted an EU quiz for the locals.
To find out how they fared you will have to tune in to Euronews in three weeks time to see the show.