McGilloway's Way: Sea and Shore

McGilloway's Way: Sea and Shore

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Donegal, Sheephaven Bay





25min 23sec







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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 Sheephaven Bay, Co. Donegal, where for generations men have gone to sea to catch fish for a living. McGilloway sets off with local fisherman, Dan, across a small stretch of the Atlantic Ocean on a rowing boat to learn more about the conditions of the sea and how "it can be dangerous for an amateur". 

McGilloway also meets Stephen from the Isle of Man, living in Ireland to study geology, who informs us on what makes the rocks here so special, as they are only found in certain parts of North West Donegal and Scotland. Stephen points out some intriciticies of the rocks and what this translates to mean.


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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