3 episodes

A gentle reflection on life in the beautiful Dromara Hills in County Down, Northern Ireland. When you go through The Mountain Gate with Maggie Doyle, you'll hear stories about this landscape and the natural world.
In this Spring episode, Maggie is reunited with a friendly starling, explores the history of the Red Kite population (www.redkitetoursni.com) and talks to artist Rachel Fitzpatrick about finding inspiration in birds nests (www.rachelfitzpatrickdesign.com) Finally, she reads a poem called Dechomet Mountain written one hundred years ago by a young poet called Michael McKay.

The Mountain Gate Margaret Doyle

    • Science
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A gentle reflection on life in the beautiful Dromara Hills in County Down, Northern Ireland. When you go through The Mountain Gate with Maggie Doyle, you'll hear stories about this landscape and the natural world.
In this Spring episode, Maggie is reunited with a friendly starling, explores the history of the Red Kite population (www.redkitetoursni.com) and talks to artist Rachel Fitzpatrick about finding inspiration in birds nests (www.rachelfitzpatrickdesign.com) Finally, she reads a poem called Dechomet Mountain written one hundred years ago by a young poet called Michael McKay.

    The Mountain Gate - Autumn Walks

    The Mountain Gate - Autumn Walks

    A gentle reflection on life in the Dromara Hills in County Down, Northern Ireland.  In this second episode of The Mountain Gate, Maggie Doyle meets Karen and Stephen Malcolmson who have created the 'Red Kite Retreat' a new, eco-tourism development on Dechomet mountain.  The project includes the newly planted 'Warrior's Wood' walkway.  She also meets hill walker and Trek Ni writer Derek Flak on the slopes of Slieve Croob to talk about the range of walks in this beautiful, rugged landscape.

    A Magysfarm production.  See magysfarm.co.uk for more details.  Other links; trekni.com.

    • 18 min
    Spring in the Dromara Hills

    Spring in the Dromara Hills

    Maggie celebrates the return of early morning birdsong in Spring. Artist Rachel Fitzpatrick praises the art of nest building and Shelagh Henry explains how the glorious Red Kites have settled on Dechomet Mountain.

    • 23 min
    The Mountain Gate (Trailer)

    The Mountain Gate (Trailer)

    • 19 sec

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