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TV | ‘Mahon’s Way’ visits Portrush for the next two episodes of the UTV series

Joe Mahon and John Moore at Portrush Harbour

Joe Mahon and John Moore at Portrush Harbour


Joe Mahon is continuing his travels around Northern Ireland with his new UTV series of ‘Mahon’s Way’ and his next two episodes brings him to Portrush.

Due to air on Thursday 28th September and Thursday 5th October at 8.30pm, Joe spends time in the popular North Coast town and finds out there is more to this place than its beautiful beaches.



He examines the town’s early history with the help of the Portrush Heritage Group. John Moore outlines the origins of the harbour and its development as a trans-Atlantic port in the 18th century.  


Joe Mahon and John McNally of the Portrush Heritage Group

Joe Mahon and John McNally of the Portrush Heritage Group


John McNally is chair of the heritage group and Joe meets him in what used to be a beach bath house run by the Northern Counties Hotel but is now a state-of-the-art visitor experience for children of all ages.


Dr Peter Wilson and Joe Mahon at the famous Portrush rocks

Dr Peter Wilson and Joe Mahon at the famous Portrush rocks


Joe then joins Dr Peter Wilson of Ulster University who outlines a 200 year old story of the Rev William Richardson and the Portrush rocks.


To finish off this visit, storyteller Kate Murphy meets Joe at the Magheracross viewing point to regale him with tales of some of the heroines of the North Antrim coast, including Mary Murphy, the “Portrush Giantess”.



Kate Murphy tells Joe a story or two at Magheracross viewpoint outside Portrush

Kate Murphy tells Joe a story or two at Magheracross viewpoint outside Portrush


‘MAHON’S WAY is produced by Westway Film Productions for UTV, supported by Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund. The series is sponsored by Firmus Energy.


You can watch the next episodes from Portrush on Thursday 28th September at 8.30pm and the following week on Thursday 5th October at 8.30pm.


Both programmes will be available after transmission on catch up on www.itv.com/utvprogrammes




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