McGilloway's Way: From Trickle to Broadmouth

McGilloway's Way: From Trickle to Broadmouth

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Details

Location

River Faughan

Year

1989

Date

Production 01/01/1989

Length

25min 39sec

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, Northland Film Productions, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Rights Holder

ITV, Northland Film Productions

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Description

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

This episode is set along the River Faughan, Co. Londonderry, with its water coming from a multitude of springs. McGilloway explains how some of the water found on the land surrounding the river, is actually coming from the mountains and will eventually seep into the floor of the valley and make its way to the streams. Moving on to the secluded 'Eagles Nest' at the Glen of the Rock, this land belongs to the "Irish hare, lark and frogs in the Springtime". 

Moving on, find out more about the history of a flood which occurred in the early 70's, which took over the surrounding area and devastated the local farmers due to loss of livestock. Concluding the programme, McGilloway is at one of the last working water mills which until recent years had worked corn and flax and employed 6/7 people.


Notes

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.

Credits

A Northland Production 

Presented by Oliver McGilloway

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