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Limerick to feature in new online travel series Road Trip Reality

Road Trip Reality – Limerick to feature in new online travel series 

Limerick is the focus of a brand new online travel series premiering throughout the month of July.

Ciara & Jon’s Road Trip Reality, a new online travel series, invites viewers on an exciting road trip to unearth both well-known and hidden gems that the Treaty City and County has to offer.

Launching on travel and lifestyle platform, Shiny Day TV and supported by Limerick City and County Council, Ciara & Jon’s Road Trip Reality is presented by former hosts of TV3’s ‘The Holiday Show’, Ciara Whelan and Jon Slattery.






Thousands have already viewed the first episode of the series on social media which sees the couple joined by their daughters, Bo, Edie and baby Blaise, discover the beauty of the Limerick countryside through the eyes of their little ones. 

New episodes of Ciara & Jon’s Road Trip Reality air every Friday in July on

In the first episode, Ciara and Jon travel to Limerick city and experience the sights that the city has to offer, including King Johns Castle and the Thomond Park Museum. Each episode showcases aerial images of the landscape where they visit.

The family also visit Limerick’s famous Milk Market, the Dreamland Fun Centre in Rhebogue and discover Lough Gur and its famous Stone Circle while exploring the ancient site’s enchanted Fairy Trail.  They also take in a family kayaking trip on the River Shannon with Nevsail and discover Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.

The new series takes an inspirational, humorous and realistic look at travelling the country with toddlers in tow. In their down to earth, witty and often brutally honest style, Ciara and Jon attempt to figure out how best to juggle nap time and feeding routines, with tourist attractions and sight-seeing.

Host, Jon Slattery, of Trilogy Media, said: “We’re really excited about our Limerick travel series for Ciara & Jon’s Road Trip Reality, and we had such fun experiencing the city and county as a family! We had such a fun time in Limerick and we’re thrilled with the figures who have already watched the first episode across social media on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. We’re looking forward to taking viewers along on our adventures for the rest of our Limerick feature which profiles the city and county as the Gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way, we certainly had a fantastic experience as a family.”

Laura Ryan, Limerick City and County Council Head of Marketing and Communications, added that will feature and promote all of the series to help people planning their trips to Limerick this year: “We have a great online and hugely popular resource in which features a wealth of information about things to do in Limerick this Summer, which is particularly useful for families planning short summer breaks. This is a new  medium for users to browse what’s on offer and it’s great to see such engagement from the public online.”

To view Ciara & Jon’s Road Trip Reality visit their YouTube for the latest episode and top tips on some of Limerick’s favourite locations.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.