An extract from the first episode of the rural drama 'Glenroe'. Dinny and Miley Byrne (Joe Lynch) and (Mick Lally) have sold their mountainy family farm and may now move to better land in north Wicklow.
- Title Glenroe First Episode
- 1st Broadcast 11/09/1983
- ContributorDinny Byrne (Joe Lynch)
Miley Byrne (Michael Lally)
Wesley Burrowes (Writer)
Avril MacRory (Director)
Brian MacLochlainn (Director)
- Clip Duration 00:04:56
- Material Type Video
- Series title Glenroe
- Clip title Glenroe First Episode
- Extended description
The titles and opening scenes from the first episode of the rural drama 'Glenroe'. Dinny Byrne (Joe Lynch) and Miley Byrne (Mick Lally) have sold their sheep farm. Walking along a country road the two men are discussing if they have done the right thing when the post man arrives with news for Dinny that the money for the sale of their farm has come through.
'Glenroe' became RTÉ's second major rural soap after 'The Riordans'. Dinny (Joe Lynch) and Miley (Mick Lally), the father and son who had featured in the rural series 'Bracken', were the central characters in 'Glenroe'. The pair have moved to north Wicklow to grow vegetables.
Shot on location in Kilcoole, Newtownmountkennedy and in the RTÉ Television studios, the weekly series quickly climbed to the top of the Irish television ratings and ran until 2001. Wesley Burrowes who had written 'The Riordans' and 'Bracken' also wrote 'Glenroe'.
- Local keywords Farming, Agriculture, Drama, Snow, County Wicklow, Sheep, Post, Soap Opera, Mick Lally, Joe Lynch
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre Drama/Fiction
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1983
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier 97D00353
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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