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A Grand Experience

A Grand Experience charts a journey by three artists - writer Eugene O'Brien, musician Wayne Brennan and photographer Veronica Nicholson - along the Grand Canal on board an original 68 metre Grand Canal barge.

As they travel through Ireland's midlands, they rediscover a lost Ireland, a deep sense of history and heritage and a community that, in spite of the worst ravages of the recession, is thriving and embracing its own uniqueness and talent.

Their challenge - to create an artistic response to the people and places they encounter on their journey. This is a visually stunning travelogue which brings viewers on a timeless journey through an unspoilt and enduring part of Ireland.

A Grand Experience
  • RTÉ One, Tuesday, 10.15pm