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Part One: The Scattering describes the astonishing diversity and scale of Irish migration, how the Irish established themselves in far corners of the world and where they succeeded and how they failed.
Part Two: Building the World : 'Rome wasn t built in a day - but then the Irish weren t on that job.' Trace the journey from slave to plantation owner, convict to politician and the Irish shaping the world.
Part Three: A World Apart is the untold story of Ireland's women emigrants: more women than men left Ireland - and fewer returned.
Part Four: Keeping the Faith tells how the Irish emigrants brought their religious beliefs - and their differences - with them, wherever they went in the world.
Part Five: Dreams of Home addresses how the reality of today's Ireland differs from the imagined Ireland preserved by the emigrants and their descendants.
Directed by Alan Gilsenan, Dearbhla Walsh & David Roberts
Narrated by Fiona Shaw
Original Music by Deborah Mollison