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It's an Irish Thing

All Episodes 2012

  • 2019-01-18T20:30:00+00:00s at 2019-01-18T20:30:00+00:00 on RTÉ One
  • 2012-09-07T00:00:00Z
  • 30 mins
  • 3 hours, 30 mins
  • Documentary
Over eight half hours this series takes a satirical look at key areas of our culture. Social commentators, comedians and politicians tell anecdotes and personal testimony as they re –evaluate the pillar points that make up Irish culture.

8 episodes

1x01 The Irish Mammy

  • Series Premiere

    2012-09-08T00:30:00Z — 30 mins

Celebrities like Brendan Courtney, Ardal O Hanlon and Brenda Fricker celebrate motherhood and the unique characteristics of the Irish Mammy.

1x02 Childhood

  • 2012-09-15T00:30:00Z — 30 mins

Brenda Fricker, Ardal O'Hanlon and a host of other personalities remember their childhood years and adolescent days.

1x03 Stereotypes

  • 2012-09-22T00:30:00Z — 30 mins

Conor Pope, Norah Casey, Brenda Fricker and a host of personalities analyse what it really means to be Irish.

1x04 The Church

  • 2012-09-29T00:30:00Z — 30 mins

A host of celebrities remember what life was like for them growing up in Catholic Ireland.

1x05 Politics

  • 2012-10-06T00:30:00Z — 30 mins

Norah Casey, Ardal O’Hanlon, Brenda Fricker, Matt Cooper and a host of other celebrities get to grips with the Irish political system, the foundation of our state and our politicians' habits.

1x06 Culture

  • 2012-10-13T00:30:00Z — 30 mins

Irish Culture is famous the world over, our poetry, beliefs, values, and even our singing have earned us the attention of the world. At the heart of our culture is an Irish thing ..the extraordinary contribution our Irish writers have made .to English Literature.

1x07 Food

  • 2012-10-20T00:30:00Z — 30 mins

In tonight's episode of It's An Irish Thing the legendary Myrtle Allen of Ballymaloe House, comedians Ardal O'Hanlon and Colin Murphy, broadcaster Ray D'Arcy plus a host of other celebrities remember their family dinners and memorable meals. What is the Irish take on food?

1x08 Sports

  • no air date — 30 mins