Glenroe First Episode

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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
  • Contributor
    Dinny 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.

  • Information

    '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
  • Topic
    The Media
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1983
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    97D00353
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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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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