McGilloway's Way: The Mournes

McGilloway's Way: The Mournes

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Mournes Mountains





24min 59sec







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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 the Mourne Mountains, with majestic scenery and an abundance of wildlife, McGilloway embarks to explore the rivers and habitat of the mountains. With binoculars in hand, spot the young falcons who will soon be ready to fly and the meet the border collies who are getting taught to pick up human scent so that they can always find their owner.

McGilloway is then put to work by a local farmer who is constructing a stone wall, with only a hammer and their bare hands, watch as the wall takes shape - but balance is important when no cement is used to fix the stone in place!

And Ollie meets a woman who loves her hens and tells him about all their wee ways. 


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 broadcasted today.


A Northland Production

Presented by Oliver McGilloway 



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