Great British Railway Journeys - Series 4: 22. Goes to Ireland - Charleville to Waterford
Michael Portillo learns the ancient art of making butter and Ireland's oldest game, then rides the Duke of Devonshire's Victorian Irish railway.
Michael Portillo takes to the tracks once again using his Bradshaw's 'Handbook for Tourists in Great Britain and Ireland' from the Victorian era. Portillo is on a railway journey through the Republic of Ireland travelling from the rugged beauty of County Kerry, across the rural Irish Midlands to end in the city of Galway on the Atlantic coast.
In this episode, Michael learns the ancient art of making butter, attempts to learn the basics of Ireland's oldest game and rides the Duke of Devonshire's Victorian Irish railway.