Irish Icons

A five-part series exploring how certain people, places or things have assumed iconic status in Ireland.

Episodes

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0119970426

1: The Titanic

Producer Owen McFadden Repeat

0219970503

2: The Harp. An examination of the enduring magic and symbolism of the Irish harp.

Producer Owen McFadden Repeat

0319970510

3: The King of Cong. In 1951, director John Ford brought Hollywood to the little village of Cong in County Mayo to make an Irish Western.

Producer Owen McFadden Repeat

0419970517

4: The Pub. The Irish pub is famous for pints of the dark stuff, music and "craic", or good fun. The magic is being exported, with Irish pubs opening in Berlin, Moscow and Hong Kong. Producer Owen McFadden Repeat

05 LASTOur Lady19970524

Accounts of apparitions and moving statues attract thousands of pilgrims across Ireland.

This programme considers the intense relationship between the Irish nation and the Virgin Mary.

Last in a five-part series exploring how certain people, places or things have assumed iconic status in Ireland.

Our Lady. Considering the intense relationship between the Irish nation and the Virgin Mary.

Producer Owen McFadden Repeat