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Michael Portillo: Great British Railway Journeys – #22/25 – S03E22- Ireland: Enfield to Drogheda

11/08/2022

Michael Portillo – Great British Railway Journeys – this is a great series. .

Portillo’s enthusiasm is infectious and fun.

This Episode

Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw’s Victorian Railway Guidebook. Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country to see how the railways changed us, and what of Bradshaw’s Britain remains.

All this week he crosses the Irish sea to discover the rich railway history of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, following the unfurling 19th century expansion of the tracks from Dublin to Londonderry.

Michael Portillo explores the railway network within the Bog of Allen, discovering the secrets behind the Boyne Viaduct and exploring the Irish Zinc mines.

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