Ulster Television was granted a programme contract by Britain`s Independent Television Authority (ITA) in the late 1950s. It had been argued within the ITA that allowing a television company for a little area of only one and a half million people was an invitation to failure. This was to be the smallest TV company they had ever tried.
Galway is the second largest county in Ireland and the largest in the province of Connacht, both in area and population. Peadar O'Dowd's interesting history traces its political, administrative, social and economic developments over the centuries.