Malin Head history to be explored on TV3

Dick Warner hosts 'Our Island.'
Dick Warner hosts 'Our Island.'

Malin Head’s history as a look-out point for the allies during WWII is to be explored in a new TV3 programme.

Presented by Irish environmentalist, writer and broadcaster, Dick Warner, this brand new four-part series delivers an insight into the people, places and beautiful surroundings of Our Island.

It is a specific look at Ireland’s shoreline, its people, industries, history and wildlife. Her coastline is a long and complex fringe where the land and sea embrace one another. The programme discovers the great relationships people have with our shores as they reveal how their lives are dominated by the sea and ocean that surrounds our 7,500km perimeter.

The first episode of the series visits the extraordinary coastline of Ulster. From Bundoran to Warrenpoint, Dick Warner talks fish, island survival, Nazi warships, smuggling and shipwrecked Spaniards. The series and episode begins at the boundary between Connaught and Ulster on the Leitrim/Donegal border.

Dick meets members of the Killybegs Fishing Industry to discuss the village’s connection to that industry and explores Slieve League in Co. Donegal, which is a geological wonder and one of the highest sea cliffs in Ireland. This episode examines life on Tory Island and attempts by past governments to clear the Island of its residents. It also looks at the history of Malin Head as a look-out point for the allies during WWII.

The programme looks at the bloody history of Dunlunce Castle, which features in the Golden Globe winning TV series ‘Game Of Thrones.’ Dick explores the Spanish Armada, the Ulster Coast and the world famous Giant’s Causeway, a geological wonder. Along with a host of expert contributors, Dick looks at Belfast’s prestigious industrious past. The episode also highlights the stunning wildlife of Strangford Lough.

‘Our Island’ airs Wednesday 8th October at 10.05pm on TV3.