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TV | ‘Hidden NI’ visits Carnlough in the next episode


Sara and Liam Kinney outside one of the cottages which held a surprise for Sara.

UTV’s new series ‘Hidden NI’ sees presenter Sara O’Kane visit Galboly Village near Carnlough, in the next episode to be aired on 10th May, well known for its Game of Thrones connections.


The series has been uncovering some of the less well-known spaces and places in Northern Ireland.



Donnell O'Loan of the Glens of Antrim Historical Society at Galboly Village with Sara.

Sara has been travelling across Northern Ireland (and sometimes a little bit further) celebrating our hidden gems, and finding out about places we never knew existed as well as exploring places we don’t normally get to see.


And the next episode sees Sara meet Donnell O’Loan from the Glens of Antrim Historical Society who tells her about the origins of the village and what life was like is such a remote spot.

Liam Kinney at Galboly whose mother was born in the village.

She then gets to talk to Liam Kinney whose mother was born in the village and he shares his memories with Sara, as well as the inside track on how it was transformed into a film set for various productions.


In this episode too we’ll see Sara head under the Lagan River in Belfast getting a view of the weir and its workings that not everyone gets to see. She also gets access to a secret location owned by the Ulster Transport Museum where she gets shown round a massive treasure chest of bikes and cars from throughout the ages.



Sara and Peter on one of the piers of the Lagan Weir.

Sara with Peter Gallagher in the service tunnel that serves the Lagan Weir.

Sara said:


“This series was the perfect opportunity for my more adventurous side to come to the fore! Hard hats and hi-vis gear was my uniform on several of the days’ filming! It was just brilliant getting out and about meeting different people and visiting all these places you hear about and some you don’t.


“Thanks to all the contributors who allowed us access to these hidden gems - we had great fun filming and we hope everyone enjoys watching.”


Clare Ablett chatting to Sara about the Rolls Royce Phantom car.

UTV Programme Producer Alison Fleming said:


“UTV has a long history of highlighting the extraordinary in the ordinary through its news and programmes and we hope the viewers come away from watching this new series feeling not only entertained by Sara’s adventures, but also educated, knowing that little but more about our rich surroundings here.”


The series is a UTV Production and is sponsored by Further Space. You can watch this episode on Tuesday 10th May at 8.30pm on UTV and on catch up on www.itv.com/utvprogrammes .



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