Following a day's filming on the stunning Carlingford Lough a cross border Atlantic Youth Trust voyage is set to feature on the BBC 1 Sunday staple, Songs of Praise, on 22 October. With weekly viewing numbers of over 1 million people it will bring a new audience to project and showcase the benefits of youth development on tall ships across the UK and Ireland.
The young crew from Northern Ireland and the Republic sailed from Drogheda on the Brian Boru to Carlingford Lough where they were met by the film crew on Saturday morning. Over the course of the afternoon they sailed up the lough with the film crew on board and discussed their experiences on the ship and what faith means to them.
Speaking about the Songs of Praise voyage, Atlantic Youth Trust Executive Director, Neil O’Hagan, said:
“We spent the day on Saturday sailing around the breathtaking Carlingford Lough on Brian Boru. The idyllic setting that is literally on the border provided the perfect backdrop to explain what the Atlantic Youth Trust does and to give the producers the chance to hear first hand from the young crew on board. Given the joint government support for the project this will only strengthen the overall case for developing and integrating young people on tall ships.”
The show will air on Sunday 22 October on BBC 1 to more than 1 million viewers