Three Men Go To Ireland

7:30pm Friday, December 14 on Prime

Documentary Series

In part two, the trio start by sailing down the Shannon in the best weather Ireland has had in years, stopping off along the way to visit a friend of Dara’s who also lives in Ireland’s most haunted castle. After that they must face sailing through the terrifying Ardnacrusha, Europe’s largest lock. Arriving in Limerick, Dara and Griff try a spot of powerboat racing, while Rory decides to host his own poetry festival for limericks only – the inaugural Limerick limerick Competition.

7:30pm Friday, December 7 on Prime

Documentary Series

An Englishman, an Irishman, and a Welshman are on a ferry headed for Dublin… Griff Rhys Jones, Dara O’Briain and Rory McGrath are back on Prime in their hit Three Men In A Boat series. In this two-part series they start their trip on Ireland’s last original Guinness barge only slightly hampered by the fact that it’s over 80 years old, very heavy, somewhat difficult to start and even more difficult to stop. With their Ireland adventure off to a brilliant start, Irishman Dara can only hope that Griff and Rory’s terrible Irish jokes won’t embarrass him further on his home turf.

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Griff Rhys Jones, Rory McGrath and Dara O’Briain return for the fourth series of Three Men In A Boat, as they take a journey across Ireland via canal and river, taking in the sights on their way to the famous Limerick Poetry Festival. With Irishman Dara obviously nervous that Griff and Rory’s behaviour (and in particular their terrible Irish jokes) will embarrass him up on home turf, his two companions are in their element. Beginning on an 80-year-old original Guinness barge with a temperamental engine the trio get involved in more boat races, unexpectedly find themselves the subject of a parade, must navigate Europe’s largest and most terrifying lock and create the first Limerick limerick competition. The journey ends with a trip to the stunning Aran Islands, where the Men take a Galway hooker to visit the megalithic fort of Dun Aengus.