The Ulster Way: The Kingdom of Mourne and St. Patrick's Way

The Ulster Way: The Kingdom of Mourne and St. Patrick's Way

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Ardglass, Hilltown, kilkeel, Kingdom of Mourne, Mourne Mountains, Portaferry, Strangford Lough




Transmission 15/01/1985


27min 23sec




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 Kingdom of Mournes.

Steeped in history and legends, this part of the country is a great place to start. The journey begins by the Strangford Lough where Michael joins Pat Boaden of the Queens University Belfast to explore the diverse marine wildlife living in the lough. In Kilkeel, Michael meets local fishermen who talk about their work and share some of their knowledge. Surrounded by the rugged landscape of the Mournes, you’ll encounter some of the areas most beloved characters carrying on the traditions such as farming and stonemasonry all while battling the elements. You might need one of the areas local rescue mountain dogs to help you finish this journey as the weather can change on a dime up in the mountains.


Special Thanks:

Dr Pat Boaden

Sally Erskine

Dr Jaspers Parsons

Lauren Connolly

Bert Roy

Donald McAliden 

Cecil McCullough

David Boyd

Hugh Trainor

Michael Starrett 


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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