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Galway to Baltimore

Coast, Series 3 Episode 6 of 8

The Coast experts are exploring brand new territory - the wild west coast of Ireland, from Galway Bay to the Fastneck Rock, Ireland's most southerly point. Neil Oliver traces the inspiration behind Columbus's journey to America and hears how an Irishman could have reached the New World nine hundred years before him. Alice Roberts explores the botanical puzzle of 'The Burren', a limestone landscape where Arctic plants grow next to Mediterranean flowers, and visits the monastery on the tiny island of Skellig Michael. Miranda Krestovnikoff finds dolphins in the Shannon estuary and reveals the secret ingredient in seaweed.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 26 Sep 2011 19:00
BBC Two England, Northern Ireland only


Role Contributor
PresenterNeil Oliver
PresenterMiranda Krestovnikoff
PresenterAlice Roberts
ParticipantNicholas Canny
ParticipantDr E Charles Nelson
ParticipantMichael Williams
ParticipantJohn McArthy
ParticipantSimon Berrow
ParticipantTim Severin
ParticipantDes Lavelle
ParticipantDiane Pitcher
ParticipantMichael Burke
Executive ProducerWilliam Lyons
Series ProducerSteve Evanson

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