The Ulster Way: Down the Rushy Glens

The Ulster Way: Down the Rushy Glens

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Ballycastle, Ballymoney, Cushendall, Glenarm, Slemish Mountain




Transmission 12/02/1985


27min 13sec




Betacam SP



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Part of ITV's travelogue series, About Britain, in this programme we find Michael Duffy strolling through the countryside, meeting local people and hearing their stories. His aim, to see the "countryside through the eyes of the people who live the Ulster way". This part of the tour of the Ulster Way takes a closer look at the Glens of Antrim.

There is nowhere quite like the nine glens of Antrim. This part of Northern Ireland is steeped in Celtic history and tradition and its outsdanding beauty is captivating. Meet the locals who live and work off the land and keep the traditional knowledge and crafts alive as they carry on traditions such as weaving, silversmithing and jewellery making.  At the end of a long day exploring remote fairy glens and waterfalls kick back with the locals and enjoy a traditional Irish tune. 


Special Thanks:

Malachy McSparran

Wilfrid Capper

Hilary Murray

Bill and Chris Steenson 


Presented by Michael Duffy 

Music by: Bonaparte 

Sound: Jim McGirr

Camera: David Scott

Editor: Pat Devine

Production Assistant: Angie Elton

Researcher: Janthia Yearley

Executive Producer: Derek Murray

Producer/ Director: Brian Spencer 


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