Lesser Spotted Ulster: Slieve Sneacht

Lesser Spotted Ulster: Slieve Sneacht

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Details

Location

County Donegal, Eddie Fullerton Dam, Fullerton Reservoir, Glentogher Valley, Inishowen peninsula, Slieve Snacht

Year

2001

Date

TXM

Length

25min 11sec

Audio

sound

Format

Betacam

colour

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, UTV Archive, Westway Films

Rights Holder

Westway Films

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Description

Joe Mahon goes to the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal. This ancient kingdom is the most northerly peninsula in Ireland. It’s rugged landscape of cliffs, beaches and mountain ranges and right at the heart of it lies Slieve Snacht, mountain of snow. Desolate and wild, this mountain was the site of a groundbreaking scientific experiment of Thomas Drummond, inventor of limelight, in 1825.

The view is spectacular and uninterrupted up here but Joe Mahon’s next steps lead down below. Together with our local guide we descend into the depths of local silver mines and visit Fullerton Reservoir and dam after. Mahon and his team will get to meet a local bird doctor and a wildlife officer giving insight into the care of birds of prey while anglers association talks of successfully repopulating local waters with salmon.

Credits

Presented by Joe Mahon

Thanks to: 

Dessie McCallion
Martin Malloney
Dermot McLaughlin
Liam Smith
Jack McAnerny
Dr. Kate McAney
The Dorrian Family
Michael McLaughlin
Patrick McLaughlin
 

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