Wildlife cinematographer Colin Stafford-Johnson in glór

Wildlife cinematographer Colin Stafford-Johnson in glór


Colin Stafford-Johnson – Photo: Matt Loughrey

Ireland’s foremost nature and wildlife cinematographer, the multi award winner Colin Stafford-Johnson, will be in glór this Thursday when he will share some of his hair-raising experiences from a 30-year career.

Colin could be considered the Irish David Attenborough, given his encyclopedic knowledge of wildlife and nature.

With over three decades of experience, Colin’s in depth understanding and appreciation of wildlife here in Ireland, and in the most remote parts of the world, make him a leading wildlife expert.

This autumn join the multi-award winning wildlife cameraman and presenter on his Irish tour ‘Living the Wild Life…with Colin Stafford-Johnson’ which takes in 15 venues nationwide including glór in Ennis on Thursday.

Share with Colin his amazing natural history stories and go beyond the camera in this action packed adventurous evening.

Colin has lived with wildlife first hand from filming tigers at close range in India to touring Ireland in his camper van. Colin’s shows ‘Secret Life of the Shannon’, ‘Wild Ireland, Edge of the World’ and ‘Living the Wildlife’ have lead to adventures in every corner of our homeland.

In his latest adventure ‘Wild Ireland’, Colin discovered Ireland, and in particular the Atlantic coast, with a fresh and invigorating eye. Exploring on a currach, Colin journeyed from the Skellig Islands to the Blasket Islands, the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks and Clew Bay in Mayo.

In India, Colin Stafford-Johnson explored the tiger population which is rapidly declining – something he is passionately concerned about. Colin filmed the BBC documentary ‘A Tiger called Broken Tail’ which featured a mother tiger Maccli and her son, christened Broken Tail by Colin and the crew. In this fascinating film Colin follows the life and adventures of Broken Tail, highlighting the plight of tigers in the wild in another beautiful piece of work by Stafford-Johnson.

Photo credit: Matt Loughrey.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.