McGilloway's Way: The Roe Valley in Rich Autumn

McGilloway's Way: The Roe Valley in Rich Autumn

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Limavady, Roe Valley




Transmission 29/08/1990


25min 27sec







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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 Roe Valley, Co. Derry, where perfect rainbows meet the water and trains pass on by. McGilloway begins at the mouth of the valley, before the water meets the River Foyle and seen behind is Binevenagh Head. Before setting off up the valley in search of Salmon, McGilloway discusses the valley's abundance of birds and with its remote location, it makes it a great sanctuary. 

As the River Roe rushes down from the Sperrin Mountains, McGilloway points out its reddish water, tinted by the clay that lays underneath, it is also the perfect place to catch some fish - though be careful not to be caught using a net!


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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