Sunday July 5, 2020

TV Picks of the Week

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6th July, 2013
Gráinne Seoige in Great Irish Journeys, tonight, 6.30pm, RTE One.

Great Irish Journeys

**Tonight, 6.30pm, RTE One*

In 1849, with the country ravaged by the Famine, Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle embarked on a tour of Ireland with ardent repeal agitator Charles Gavan Duffy. Here, in the first of a new series (celebrity-led, of course), Gráinne Seoige retraces that curious Irish tour. While the two men remained friends (Gavan Duffy eventually became governor of Victoria in Australia) Carlyle believed Ireland must always remain linked to England...

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