The Story Of Ireland

The Story Of Ireland

DVD - 2012
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The Story Of Ireland is a five-part landmark history of Ireland presented by Fergal Keane (Wild Africa, Great Railway Journeys). Ireland is living through a significant period in its cycle of history, since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, the island has been at peace. This is unprecedented in the history of modern Ireland and so seems like a perfect time to reflect on the Irish as a people and as a modern European nation.
Publisher: England? : BBC Video, 2012
ISBN: 9780780684447
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (300 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in


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May 11, 2019

Meticulously researched indeed, which leads to a very long story that would have flowed better if shortened. However, notable for the tracking of the Protestant-Catholic divisions and how canny politicians used this schism to their advantage--or not.

Jun 15, 2017

Excellent !!! great location scenery, presentation and history ~ The myth of the Celts !!! 420

Sep 16, 2016

I thought Fergal Keane's approach was fresh, and his interviews engaging. This was entertaining and educational, although of course the modern bits were shaded more to one side than the other.

kevfarley Feb 28, 2014

This is an outstanding in-depth historical survey of great value. But please be aware that it was produced by the NORTHERN Ireland B.B.C. ,.. and that it gets a bit fuzzy concerning the civil strife in the early 20th century. ( Kev's PICkS : In the interest of balance and contrast ,.. see the last episode of "The Story of Ireland" only AFTER first seeing "The Wind That Shakes the Barley".)

Jan 20, 2014

An outstanding overview to Irish history from earliest settlement to the present day. It offers us a complicated story that touches on social, political, religious, economic, and military themes, and is quite informative and thorough. The end result makes you want to explore even deeper into the history of the country and the people.

Apr 05, 2012

Covers Ireland's history from start to when the global financial crisis hit. Excellent aid to understanding the problems that Ireland has had, and is more complex than I (and people I have spoken to about) realised.
Few too many talking heads for my liking. Uses fantastic artwork created by a knife scraping away material to make lines. Some pictures are very elaborate.


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