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Michael Portillo: Great British Railway Journeys – #25/25 – S04E25 – Athlone to Galway

27/09/2022

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 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 is on the final leg of his Irish journey and discovers historic jewellery with royal connections in Galway, meets a people’s king and finds his voice with a traditional Irish singing group.

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