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The Age of Union

Episode 4 of 5

Fergal Keane charts the history of Ireland. In this edition he reveals how Ireland became part of the UK for the first time following the 1801 Act of Union.

A new five-part landmark series, written and presented by BBC Special Correspondent Fergal Keane.

Fergal Keane's Story of Ireland explores the great changes of the 19th century. Starting with the 1801 Act of Union, when Ireland becomes part of the United Kingdom for the first time, Keane shows us how modern Ireland comes into being through the great constitutional battles for Catholic Emancipation, Land Reform and Home Rule. We also witness the horrors of the potato famine of the 1840s.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 27 Aug 2018 22:00


Role Contributor
Series Producer Mike Connolly
Presenter Fergal Keane
Executive Producer Ailsa Orr


  • Sun 13 Mar 2011 20:00
  • Sun 5 Jun 2011 19:10
  • Mon 6 Jun 2011 19:00
  • Tue 7 Jun 2011 01:00
  • Wed 7 Dec 2011 02:10
  • Mon 27 Aug 2018 22:00