McGilloway's Way: A Connemara Journey

McGilloway's Way: A Connemara Journey

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Connemara, Galway, Lough Corrib




Transmission 21/10/1992


58min 40sec







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Oliver McGilloway present's McGilloway's Way, a programme which celebrates the dramatic and beautiful landscapes surrounding Ulster. 

This episode is set in Connemara, Co. Galway, with its boulders, wild flowers and rivers it supports an abundance of wildlife and flora. We meet a local farmer who is breaking up the land so that he can seed it again, unfortunately the winter had not been kind and went on for longer than expected. In the barn, Porcia the pig is none too impressed to have visitors whilst she is feeding her litter.

Next, we are at Lough Corrib, where thousands of people from around the world embark each year to fish the native brown trout. An angler on the Lough tells McGilloway the importance of a daily tea with the water taken from the lough before showcasing "a very handsome trout" that he catches. 


Oliver, or Olly McGilloway as he was widely known as, was the presenter of McGilloway's Way and was produced by Joe Mahon.  The series was unexpectedly cut short due to McGilloway's untimely death in 1994. The programme was relaunched as Lesser Spotted Ulster with Joe Mahon as presenter and continues to be broadcast today.


A Northland Production 

Presented by Oliver McGilloway



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