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John Bishop's Ireland

  • Episode:

    2 of 4

  • Transmission (TX):

    Fri 03 May 2019

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    8.00pm - 8.30pm

  • Week:

    Week 18 2019 : Sat 27 Apr - Fri 03 May

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  • Published:

    Tue 16 Apr 2019

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Series overview


Ireland will always mean a huge amount to the comedian John Bishop.  It was whilst gigging the small clubs and bars there that he decided to quit his job in pharmaceuticals and give stand-up comedy a proper go - a decision that changed his life beyond recognition.


In this brand new series, John will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime, 600 mile road trip around the Emerald Isle, taking a deep dive into Irish culture. 


It’s a rollicking and hilarious voyage that will not only follow John discovering iconic sights and quirky customs, but will also see him perform his comedy along the way, from a small and cramped gig in a Limerick pub, through to the biggest stage in all of Ireland.


Episode 2


In episode two, John visits Lisdoonvarna, where he meets Ireland’s last traditional matchmaker, Willie Dalyand and his world famous magic book, at a 200-year-old festival. He then travels to Knock, where he meets Father Richard Gibbons, and finds out why, despite having a population of just 972, it annually hosts more than 1.5 million visitors who travel from all over the globe.