The Ulster Way: The Grain of The Stone, The Flight of The Swallow

The Ulster Way: The Grain of The Stone, The Flight of The Swallow

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Location

Boa Island, Devenish Island, Enniskillen, Lisbellaw, Lough Erne, Moira, Newtownards, White Island

Year

1986

Date

Transmission 07/07/1986

Length

26min 23sec

Audio

sound

Format

1 inch

colour

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Part of ITV's travelogue series, About Britain, this programme invites viewers to see Lough Erne through the eyes of the people who live near the Ulster way.

Visiting various parts of Fermanagh and the Lakelands - Devenish Island, White Island, Boa Island, Lisbellaw, Enniskillen - we see how former monastic settlements became havens for quiet contemplation, leisure and artistic endeavour. The programme also visits the Moira Depot of the Historic Environment Division where stone masons work to restore and repair stone buildings across Northern Ireland. The section with the stone masons shows what a wealth of talent was available back then within the Moira Stone shop. Shortly before the work on the replica doorway at Newtownards Priory the team had completely restored the Newtownards Town hall façade. This included the selection of and cutting/dressing of all the required Ashlar block from the Quarry to the workshop in Moira and then back to the site at Newtownards Town Hall.

Notes

Featuring the art of Jim McKeever and commentary from historian Helen Langan Wood, former curator of Fermanagh County Museum.

Credits

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)
Presented by Michael Duffy
Contributors include Jim McKeever, Ann McNulty, Helen Langan Wood and Michael Hicks


Moira Depot Team
Superintendent of Works:- Mr Kenneth Booker
Detailing Mason:- Mr Adrian Curran
Stone Sawyer:- Mr Gerry McManus
Chargehand Stone Mason:-Mr Oliver Trainor
App Stone Mason:- Mr Kenny Shilliday
App Stone Mason:- Mr Pierce Gaskin
App Stone Mason:- Conor Jordon

 

 

 

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