McGilloway's Way: Glencolmcille Land's Edge

McGilloway's Way: Glencolmcille Land's Edge

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Donegal, Glencolmcille




Transmission 13/08/1990


25min 10sec







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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 Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal, where there is a dramatic blend of mountain, cliff face and ocean, making it "spectacular and sometimes mysterious". Meet a local farmer, who shows McGilloway how to seed potatoes and which ones to keep for produce - it's all down to the soil! The diets of past generations are discussed, as well as the free beef initiative started by the government, which leads this lively farmer to declare that "they were as eating as good as they are today - maybe sometimes better"!

The programme ends with upbeat traditional music from local fiddler James as he chats about the quality of fiddling in Ireland today, with more playing now than ever!



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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