McGilloway's Way: The Swilly Harvest

McGilloway's Way: The Swilly Harvest

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Details

Location

Donegal, Lough Swilly

Year

1992

Date

Transmission 02/11/1992

Length

25min 30sec

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 Film Productions, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Rights Holder

ITV, Northland Film Productions

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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 by Lough Swilly, Co.Donegal, with its wide expansive of water, shore lines of rugged cliff and sandy beaches and woodland, this all supporting a flourishing wealth of wildlife. This area is a safe and sheltered place for boats, which McGilloway soon takes advantage off, setting off with a local to explore the various caves which are dotted about the Swilly.

We soon pass a salmon farm, which McGilloway isn't too keen on "it seems very strange to see such a marvellous wild animal, churning about in a cage like this". The owner, describes the salmon as very close to its wild siblings and if let loose would follow the same migration route, however he's "in the farming business" and economically "he produces the salmon as a mechanism to produce high quality protein for human consumption".   

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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