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‘Mahon’s Way’ comes to Poyntzpass in the third episode of the beautiful new UTV series | News in Newry

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


‘Mahon’s Way’ comes to Poyntzpass in the third episode of the beautiful new UTV series | News in Newry - news newry today


Due to air on Tuesday 22 August at 8 pm, Joe goes on a whistle-stop tour of the town and its surrounding areas, finding out about its history from local people who call it home.

Joe learns how Poyntzpass gets its name, which dates back to the 1500s, and the Nine Years War. 

With the help of members of the local historical society, Joe goes on a mission to discover what its residents from the past have left behind, be that items and artefacts, or poetry and song.

And as a result, this episode is jammed with interesting facts, people, and stories.


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He meets up outside Poyntzpass with a young metal detectorist called Owen Brown who has been scanning the area for clues to the area’s past. 

He shows Joe many of the artefacts he has found including coins from the 1700s and a spearhead from the Bronze Age. 

Joe has a go himself but with less successful results.

Joe also meets Bar Best who tells Joe about the legendary Savage Sisters, Minnie and Sara who were spinster sisters living in the town.

He learns of and sees for himself the many talents that Sara especially had, be that craft, music or poems, all of which give a valuable insight into life in Poyntzpass in days gone by.

In the second half of the programme, Joe goes to Action Parish and learns about the writings of Dr McDermott, and also learns about the ‘Before I Forget’ books, and reads some very funny obituaries about local people. 

Finally, Joe hears about the Wedding Field and why it was so-called.

‘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 this episode on Tuesday 22 August at 8 pm on UTV and on catch up.


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Episode running order

Ep.1: Killinchy, Co Down           8.30pm Tue 8th Aug

Ep.2: Seskinore, Co Tyrone     8.00pm Tue 15th Aug

Ep.3: Poyntzpass, Co Armagh 8.00pm Tue 22nd Aug

Ep.4: Cullybackey, Co Antrim 8.00pm Tue 29th Aug

Ep.5: Clogher, Co Tyrone         8.00pm Tue 12th Sep

Ep.6: Augher, Co Tyrone         8.00pm Tue 19th Sept

Ep.7: Portrush 1, Co Antrim    8.30pm Thu 28th Sept

Ep.8: Portrush 2, Co Antrim    8.30pm Thu 5th Oct

Ep.9: Cloghan, Co Donegal     8.30pm Thu 19th Oct

Ep.10: Randalstown, Co Antrim 8.30pm Thu 26th Oct                     

Ep.11: Laggan, Co Donegal         8.30pm Thu 2nd Nov

Ep.12: Lisbellaw, Co Fermanagh 8.30pm Thu 9th Nov


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