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New tv series helps people find their dream Irish home

Jenny Lee
Bog Amach is a new television series helping people who want to create a better life and find a new home.

From first time buyers to a place to retire, a new BBC Gaeilge series helps six home-hunters search for their perfect place to settle down in Ireland.

Whether it’s the hustle and bustle of city life or spectacular scenery and seclusion that our home hunters are looking for, Bog Amach combines breath-taking locations, interesting houses and useful information and advice from property experts.


With the help of new presenter, Emer Mhic an Fhailí from Belfast, who has a passion for property and interior design, the house-hunters are shown three potential properties in their chosen area.

Bog Amach presenter, Emer Mhic an Fhailí

As they view houses, some ready to move into, others in need of a little more work, they get a sense of just how far their money can go. The search will throw up some unexpected challenges and some pleasant surprises.

Over the six weeks, Emer helps individuals, families and couples as they hope to find their dream home on the island of Ireland and make the big move– whether that’s seeking solitude by the sea or craving the verve and energy of life in the city – no matter what stage of the property ladder they may be on.

The first hopeful home-hunter is also a first-time buyer. Emma Devlin is ready to take the big leap. She enlists the help of her mum, Cora, in the search of her perfect home in Belfast.

Presenter Emer Mhic an Fhailí, left, with Emma, centre, and her mum Cora, right, who feature in episode one of Bog Amach

During the series, viewers also meet people wanting to return home and those ready to buy instead of renting.

Críostóir and Úna want to relocate from New Zealand for new adventures back in Ireland as they search for their dream home back in their native Donegal.

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Also moving is Tiarnán and his wife, who have been living in Canada for 33 years. Along with their two Scottish wolf-hounds, they are looking to up sticks and move to Wexford to be near family.

Young couple Páidí and Naomi are tired of renting and are ready to buy their own home in Belfast.

Bog Amach is available on BBC iPlayer and continues on BBC Two Northern Ireland on Monday October 2 at 10pm.



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