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Sacred Ireland: Holy Land – Channel 5

It is generally thought that St Patrick converted the Irish to Christianity, but what if there was some other worldly event that made the Irish abandon paganism? Sacred Ireland explains

It is generally thought that St Patrick converted the Irish to Christianity, but what if there was some other worldly event that made the Irish abandon paganism?

What did the people of ancient Ireland think when they saw comets and meteors streak across the skies?

Sacred Ireland: Holy Land - C5 Pagan Family

How pagan Ireland may have looked

In this intriguing documentary, historians ponder the idea that these events precipitated great shifts in religious thinking, including Ireland’s conversion to Christianity around 540AD.

TV Times rating: ***

Mandy Cooper
Mandy Cooper

As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.