McGilloway's Way: Here and There

McGilloway's Way: Here and There

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Location

Donegal

Year

1988

Date

Length

24min 45sec

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 Films ltd, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Rights Holder

ITV, Northland Films ltd

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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 across Co. Derry, Co. Tyrone and Co. Donegal, exploring the rich wildlife and abundance of flora. Meet Joe, who grows the straw for thatching, a skill taught through generations and which is slowly in decline. Joe chats about the conditions needed before thatching and demonstrates on a house which he regularly keeps thatched.

Later on, McGilloway introduces us to an injured pheasant and though pheasants are common in the countryside, they are not native to Ireland. Venturing a bit further on, woody shrubs are next on the agenda and their history of them being used to mark parish boundaries explained. 

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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