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Stings, Wings & Crawly Things. 

An interesting new radio show all about Ireland’s insect world is coming to the airwaves. Stings, Wings & Crawly Things is a 12 part series for children aged 4-7 years that tells us all about Irish insects, spiders and other manner of winged and crawly things! 

Debuting on Saturday the 8th of February at 11am on Rtejr Radio, you can listen on DAB, online, on Saorview or on channel 942 on UPC. 

Presented by the knowledgeable ground beetle, Professor Hugabug with help from Wincy the money spider and Barney the bee, each week the team bring us interesting facts, buzzwords, tips for getting a closer look at each insect, recommended sites for discovering all about the world of insects from Wincy’s web and a rhyme to help you remember all the creatures mentioned! 

Stings, Wings and Crawly Things is Produced by All Points West Radio Productions an independent radio production company based in County Sligo co founded by Jho Harris and Sinéad McClure. In this series Jho and Sinéad lend their voices to a range of characters from dragonflies to ants. And Zach and Ben Harris (Jho’s nephews) also provide lend their voices to the production by introducing the different elements of the show.

Stings, Wings and Crawly Things is a series of programmes that focuses on the insect nation and all its rare treasures. From the tiny aphids to the water boatman and all in between and it is a fun fact file of Ireland’s eclectic mix of bugs delivered in an imaginative, informative and entertaining way. 

The series was devised and written by Sinead McClure and edited by Jho Harris. And produced exclusively for Rtejr Radio with funding by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland from the Television Licence Fee.

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