Ireland with Simon Reeve

Ireland with Simon Reeve explores the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in a new two-part series for BBC Two.

  • Duration 30 mins
  • Updated Monday 26th October 2015
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under TV
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The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland form one of the most beautiful islands in the world: a place steeped in history, culture and belief, but one with a complex and troubled past.

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The first episode of Ireland with Simon Reeve airs on BBC TWO on Sunday 22nd November 2015 at 8pm. Full broadcast details and watch again links can be found on bbc.co.uk.

Miss our live Twitter Q&A with Simon Reeve? You can now read the highlights on Storify as he answered your questions about the programme and his experiences in Ireland.

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Episode 1

When and where

Sunday, 2nd October 2016 19:00 - (Northern Ireland only)

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Simon lands at Bannow Bay, County Wexford. Copyrighted image Copyright: The BBC In this first episode, Simon arrives by ferry into County Wexford. He looks at the beginnings of the long and turbulent relationship between Britain and Ireland, and takes a paramotor flight up along the coast. From here he heads up to Cork and joins the thousands who make the challenging climb up the sacred mountain of Croagh Patrick.

He travels to the surf town of Lahinch before heading to Northern Ireland, where he visits Crom Castle and moves on to the city of Londonderry. He concludes the first episode by crossing the border again into County Donegal,

Episodes in this series

Episode Description
Episode 1 Ireland with Simon Reeve explores the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in a new two-part series for BBC Two. Read more
Episode 2 Ireland with Simon Reeve explores the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in a new two-part series for BBC Two. Read more