Lough Hyne gets hour long documentary on UTV Ireland

October 5th, 2015 4:50 PM

By Southern Star Team

Lough Hyne Marine Nature Reserve.

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THE Lough Hyne Marine Nature Reserve near Skibbereen is the subject on an hour-long TV documentary on Tuesday next. 

Lesser Spotted Journeys will be screened on UTV Ireland on Tuesday October 6th at 8pm.

Joe Mahon, presenter of the long-running programme Lesser Spotted Ulster, will meet local people and visit sites around Lough Hyne during the show.

Martin Bohane of Dromadoon tells Joe of his family’s long history of fishing at the Lough. The crew visits the O’Sullivan farm in Coomavarodig to see its spectacular view over the Lough where Joe meets Karen McCarthy (nee O’Sullivan). 

John O’Sullivan and his nephew Tadhg show the presenter the coffin stone and explain its origin and use.

Steve Redmond swims down the rapids and explains how Lough Hyne has become his ‘training ground’ for his marathon swims.

Terri Kearney of Skibbereen Heritage Centre, who has written two books on the Lough, also gives an overview of the history of this unique environment.

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