McGilloway's Way: Men of the Lough

McGilloway's Way: Men of the Lough

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Donegal, Inishowen Head




Transmission 21/09/1992


25min 18sec







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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 by Inishowen Head, Co.Donegal, where the River Foyle meets the Northern Atlantic Ocean. One of Inishowen's main attractions "is the sheer cliff face", however, it's not just attractive to humans but seabirds as well such as falcons and seagulls. Beneath the cliff face, the sea in the Northern Donegal is rich in shellfish, with many fishermen seen dotted around trying to make a living on the rough waters. Conal, a local, explains the importance of protecting the environment - as if the fishing had to stop it would devastate the whole community. 

McGilloway later ventures out onto the water to get a closer look at the mouth of the river and the various views is offers.


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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