Season 2 Episode 3 – Location Info
Sligo is the vibrant heart of the north-west of Ireland, with strong evidence to suggest there has been a human settlement of one kind or another here for several thousand years.
Sligo got its name from the gaelic word Sligeach, which translates to Shelly River, due largely to the abundance of shellfish found in the waters surrounding the town. Situated on the banks of the Garavogue River, Sligo Town connects Lough Gill to the Atlantic Ocean. To the north of Sligo lie the King Mountains, which includes Truskmore and the instantly recognisable Benbulben which has become synonymous throughout the world with Sligo. And to the west of Sligo, sitting majestically all on her own, is Knocknarea mountain, burial place of the mythical Queen Mauve and home of the annual Warriors Run.
With over 5,000 recorded archeological sites, the largest being Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, has one of the richest concentrations of prehistoric monuments in Western Europe. One of Irelands most famous literary figures was the poet, William Butler Yeats, whose family came from Sligo, and who inspired the young poet in many of his future works, drawn spiritually from the county’s scenic landscape and sense of place.
William Butler Yeats is buried in Drumcliffe Graveyard, within the shadow of Benbulben mountain, and to the west of Sligo Town, the mythical Queen Maeve is said to be buried beneath the large stone cairn atop Knocknarea mountain.
The modern town of Sligo, the largest in the North West of Ireland, with a population of 19,452 people (official 2011 census figures), dates back to 1245 when Maurice FitzGerald erected a Castle somewhere in the vicinity of the present day Dominican ruin in Abbey Street.
Sligo town is well known as the “shopping capital of the North-West” with enough to keep even the most fanatical retail therapist happy. With no less than four shopping centres and retail parks, offering a pleasurable shopping experience, and offering a mix of excellent indigenous shops and well-known multi-national outlets.
County Sligo is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s most beautiful scenic counties, with plenty to see and do, it’s easy to understand why so many people come back time-after-time.
For more information head to http://www.sligotown.net
Cape Town is a very popular tourist destination with people all over the world. This is due to its warm climate, its beautiful natural scenery and the many tourist attractions it offers visitors, which you’ll get to see in this episode. From the famous Cape Wheel which offers spectacular views of the city, the V & A Waterfront where you can visit the popular V & A Waterfront Food Market displaying local cuisine. As well as that, Cape Town is a top spot for wine connoisseurs and in this episode Catherine visits a wine estate in the very popular wine region of Stellenbosch, which is surrounded by the Cape Winelands.
Cape Town’s unique story begins with the birth of Table Mountain eight hundred million years ago and the discovery of human footprints dating back 117 000 years. Today it’s a colourful and harmonious fusion of ethnic diversity and a city overflowing with opportunity. While walking through the streets you will fall in love with its natural beauty, creative freedom and incredible spirit. Cape Town is the city where the unexpected is always just around the corner and the beautiful province of the Western Cape lies ready to be explored across the city border. To taste Cape Town is to love Cape Town and unforgettable culinary journeys are always within reach. From Cape Malay food in the Bo Kaap area, to opulent seafood dishes at the V&A Waterfront, there’s something delicious at every turn. To peek into the history of its people, visit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of his 27 years of incarceration, it will move you, change you and capture your heart forever. Make your way up Table Mountain in the Cable Car to discover why it’s a new natural wonder of the world.
One of the of New 7 Wonders of Nature and Cape Town’s most iconic landmark. Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. So many ways to enjoy the epic views: hike up one of the many routes, climb the face, abseil from the top or take a ride in the cable car. In October the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company today celebrated its 88th birthday and the 20th anniversary of the current cable cars, In operation since 1929, and over 26 million visitors later. http://www.tablemountain.net
Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. It is located in the Cape Peninsula, near Simon’s Town towards Cape Point, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The beautiful Boulders Beach is one of Cape Town’s most visited beaches and the only place in the world where you get close to African Penguins. This sheltered beach is a protected natural environment for the African Penguins. You can stroll the boardwalks and get really close
The Cape Winelands
A short drive from Cape Town delivers you into the legendary winelands of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek where you will find some of the Cape’s nest vineyards offering wine tastings and delectable meals. http://goto.capetown
Delaire Graff Estate
The founding of Graff Diamonds in 1960 by Laurence Graff marked the start of an astonishing journey spanning over five decades. Throughout its rich history, Graff is said to have handled more diamonds of notable rarity and beauty than any other jeweller, and to this day continues to inspire and excite the world’s most discerning clientèle.
An avid collector of modern and contemporary art, a world leader within the diamond industry and an equally devoted philanthropist, Laurence Graff opened the doors to Delaire Graff Estate in 2009. Having transformed the Estate into an extraordinary luxury destination – The Jewel of the Cape Winelands – nestled in the heart of South Africa’s Stellenbosch Valley.
Delaire Graff Estate, a world-leading destination for wine, art and hospitality in an unrivalled setting.
Designed with the discerning global traveler in mind, savor breathtaking, uninterrupted views of the Stellenbosch Valley. Welcome to Delaire Graff Estate – where you can experience the ultimate in luxury, combined with our own unique blend of South African hospitality. Striking Cape Dutch architecture meets African artifacts and styling, with original art from Laurence Graff’s personal collection. Enjoy award-winning wines from our state of the art winery, dine in flagship restaurants and book a stay at one of our Lodges – the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity.
Dylan Lewis’ towering cheetahs grace the Estate’s landscape cast from solid bronze. We are proud to house a collection featuring over ten pieces in situ. Other works in our gardens include sculptures by Deborah Bell and Anton Smit. Keith Kirsten is the globally recognised talent behind the gardens and landscaping. A celebrity horticulturalist and global award-winning landscape designer, his expansive knowledge of African flora creates an uncompromisingly spectacular display day after day. A fitting backdrop to the Estate – and testament to his boundless passion for plants, people and the environment.
Address: Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Contact Person: Marketing & PR Manager, Tanja von Arnim.
Established in 1988, the V&A Waterfront is one of Africa’s most visited destinations with 24 million visitors annually. It is situated in the oldest working harbor in the southern hemisphere, with the iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop and extensive views of the ocean, city bowl and mountain peaks.
The V&A Waterfront forms not only a part of South Africa’s historical and cultural legacy, but also an integral part of the country as a whole. As a social, economic and environmentally committed citizen the business is built around creating and fostering opportunities for the citizens of the country – whether that be the blue chip businesses or the small scale entrepreneurs that call the V&A Waterfront home.
A mixed-use development, the V&A Waterfront covers 123 hectares, comprising residential and commercial property, hotels, retail, dining, leisure and entertainment facilities for both local and international visitors. Along with heritage sites and tourism landmarks, it also includes hotels, retail districts, residential units, corporate offices, markets and, soon, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) – hosting the world’s largest collection of contemporary art from Africa and it’s Diaspora.
The V&A Waterfront also plays a vital role in contributing to the South African economy, with R260 billion (US$19.8 billion) contributed in nominal terms over the past 12 years. Every day, 19 000 people work at V&A Waterfront, 1 500 people live there and up to 180 000 visitors come every day in peak season
Address: V&A Waterfront Head Office, 19 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.
Contact Person: Penny Randall Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone No: +27 21 408 7632
V&A Waterfront Food Market
The V&A Food Market holds its position as Cape Town’s leading retail food store and the only Food Market operating 7 days a week, including public holidays. Experience Goodness with numerous delicious artisanal street food stands serving a wonderful array of tastes within an authentic market environment. Located in the historical Pumphouse building off Nobel Square.
Opening Hours: Open daily 10am– 7pm Address: V&A Food Market, 19 Dock Rd, Cape Town.
Contact Person: Amanda Coulson (Market Manager) Email: Amanda@waterfrontmarket.co.za
Phone No: +27 21 418 1605 http://waterfrontfoodmarket.com/
Cape Town Wheel
Our Cape Wheel is a giant observation wheel that offers a spectacular 360˚ panoramic view of Cape Town from the vibrant V&A Waterfront precinct.
Your viewing experience across the Mother City includes Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Town City skyline, Paarl Mountains, and the Cape Town Stadium.
The Cape Wheel offers 30 fully enclosed air conditioned cabins that will take you 40 metres above the ground in safety and comfort on the four revolution ride. Two of the cabins are wheelchair friendly.
Address: V&A Waterfront, Dock Rd, Cape Town, 8000 Email: email@example.com
Contact Person: General Manager Ryan Stewart Phone No: 021 418 2502 www.capewheel.co.za
Bo-Kapp Cooking Tour
We offer an educational, fun experience encompassing inspiring insights into the Cape Malay culture in Bo-Kaap from a culinary perspective. Your host and guide Zainie, will entertain you with stories of the food and culture of Bo-Kaap whilst cooking up a storm in her kitchen! In her cooking class, guests will discover the secrets of mixing Masala, making Dhaltjies (Chilli Bites), preparing and folding Samoosas, making and frying Rootis and learning the traditional way to cook a mouth-watering Cape Malay Curry whilst Zainie entertains you with local recipes and stories of food, culture and life.
Address: 46 Rose St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa Contact: Zainie Misbach
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Phone No: 0741 308124 http://www.bokaapcookingtour.co.za/
An old-school fish and chips shop where the queue on weekends attests to the tastiness of the food. You can eat inside or take your meal out onto the pier, but be careful of the vicious seagulls who have a taste for Kalky’s chips! Fresh from the sea (caught on the owner’s boat) the blackboard menu brims with authentic fish and chips, deep fried calamari, snoek and crayfish and prawns all served with rice or chips.
Expect generous portions and daily offers which can be enjoyed with an easy drinking house wine or beer watching trawlers at work and seals at play along the vibey Kalk Bay Harbour.
Address: Kalk Bay, Peninsula, South Africa, South Africa Contact Person: Liz Rosslind
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone No: +27 21 788 1726
Or for more Information on Capetown and South Africa contact
South African Embassy in Dublin
Alexandra House, Earlsfort Centre, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 (01) 661 5553