A transport link for remote Donegal island
A new helicopter service was introduced to Tory Island in 1985 to give inhabitants a connection to the Donegal mainland in winter. The harsh weather had driven half of its 300 population to live on the mainland. But now Údarás na Gaeltachta were subsidising a helicopter service for the months of February and March. Tickets were available from the local comharchumann office, staffed by Fionnuala Ní Chasaide.
Reporter Tommie Gorman meets Ní Chasaide, curate Fr Diarmuid Ó Peicin and Séamus Ó Dúbhgain to find out what life is really like on Tory Island.
An RTÉ News report from 5 March 1985.