Episode 3 – In Aimsir Chogaidh (In Time of War)
Filmed on location in: Ireland
In 1601, the Gaelic lords of Ulster faced the English in the Battle of Kinsale. Its outcome would decide the fate of Ireland for centuries to come – and it was fought in near Arctic conditions. Now, scientists have discovered the cause of this extreme weather – a massive volcanic eruption on the other side of the world. Information locked in tree rings and the ice core of Greenland is a sort of “Lost DNA” that allows us to map the weather in times past. It could explain how the most important battle in Irish history was won and lost.