Sir David Attenborough’s Planet Earth 2 series was a global phenomenon. The six episodes leaped from icy mountains, rugged islands, the most desolate of deserts and the lushest of jungles all in ultra-high definition.

If you're a #planetearth fan, and you haven't watched #ÉireFhiáin on @TG4TV yet, do it! AMAZING 💙🇮🇪@EoinWarner

— Sandra Kirrane (@Sandra_kirrane) March 2, 2017

Dubbed a triumph of natural history documentary making it was perhaps inevitable that it would inspire similar attempts by other TV outlets.

In Ireland TG4 has picked up the baton and the Gaelic language station has risen to the challenge.

“Éire Fhiáin” or “Wild Ireland” sees presenter Eoin Warner travel the northwards from County Kerry along the stunning Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast.

Great IV @SixOClockShow well done @EoinWarner Ireland's Attenborough. #EireFhiain @CTLFilms

— Gerry Nelson (@gerrytweets) March 2, 2017

With dramatic scenery in abundance and ample focus on stunning variety of wildlife found on Ireland’s west coast - from puffin colonies to a humpback whale - the show has all the key ingredients that made the BBC’s Planet Earth such a runaway success.

Watch the trailer for the first episode below: