JOE Mahon ventures to the village of Arney on Lesser Spotted Ulster tomorrow night, (Friday) at 8pm on UTV.

The small village on the banks of the Arney River, is renowned locally for moving locations across its historic bridge during the last century.

Joe spends time learning about the village’s heritage programme ‘Battles, Bricks and Bridges’ and rediscovers a once major cottage industry in the area – brick making.

Using local clay and traditional methods Joe learns more about this forgotten craft as he is taken through the process of moulding and firing an Arney brick.

Local woman, Brenda Kerrin, reveals to Joe how recent archaeological excavation in the area has confirmed folklore passed down through generations of her family that a bloody 16th century battle was fought on the site of their farm.

However, Arney has not always had such a violent past as Joe finds out when he meets a man from Cork who recalls the idyllic long summers he spent staying with his uncle – the last resident of the old Arney Village before it moved.

Viewers can join in the conversation by tweeting ‘@utv’ during the show using hashtag #LesserSpotted.

Lesser Spotted Ulster returns Friday 10 October at 8pm on UTV.