Lesser Spotted Ulster in Culdaff


Joe Mahon visits the charming village of Culdaff on the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal in Lesser Spotted Ulster next Friday 24 October at 8pm on UTV.

While visiting the breath-taking bay of Culdaff, Joe learns more about the local legend of St Boden including the stone in the Culdaff River which is reputed to be St Boden’s boat and relives his own harrowing experience in the same river.

Joe rings the bell of a 17th century church, built on the site of a medieval monastery, and discovers a unique gravestone with links to Gaelic speakers and hurling fans alike.


A visit to Culdaff House reveals the history of the Young family who owned Culdaff for many generations. Joe hears the story of the resourceful Olive Young, who became the first woman to own the estate and make drastic home improvements to the site.

And finally, Joe finds out about another remarkable Culdaff native, artist Willie Doran, whose impressive body of work includes an Irish scene carved out of turf.

Viewers can join in the conversation by tweeting ‘@utv’ during the show using hashtag #LesserSpotted.

Sponsored by Glens of Antrim Potatoes, Lesser Spotted Ulster returns Friday 24 October at 8pm on UTV.


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