McGilloway's Way: About Belfast

McGilloway's Way: About Belfast

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Location

Belfast Harbour, Belvoir Park, Black Mountain, Divis Mountain, Hannahs Town, North Belfast, West Belfast

Year

1994

Date

Transmission 06/09/1994

Length

25min 10sec

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

Rights Holder

ITV, Northland Film Productions

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

This episode of McGilloway's Way features Black Mountain. Alongside the neighbouring Divis Mountain, Black mountain is the highest hill within Belfast. Also shown is Belvoir Park, followed by the Belfast Harbour. The footage begins with the vast landscape of the mountains as well as industrial scenes. Immediately after, Terry Enright is interviewed upon his, admittedly, favourite hill Black Mountain. Here, Enright speaks with passion about the wildlife that can be found in the area, especiallly mentioning the birds of prey, badgers and foxes. In correlation with the topic, the issues of dumping and quarrying and the negative effect they have on the surrounding environment is discussed.

Hannahstown native, John Hannon, is then introduced to the viewer alongside his adorable goat and proceeds to chat to McGilloway about the changing local habitat, especially in relation to the rivers found within the mountainscape. Next on the agenda is Belvoir Park, where Doug McAnally shows the audience the various flora that is growing on the grounds such as wild garlic and cowslip, also seen are the imperssive red wood trees from California which were planted c.1850's. The footage wraps up with Belfast harbour in the spotlight with Capt. Hugh O'Bryne explaining how the harbour was expanded over the past few decades.

Notes

Oliver, or Olly McGilloway as he was widely known as, was the presenter of McGilloway's Way. 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.

Credits

Presented by Oliver McGilloway.

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