This three-part series follows the creation, decline and rebirth of Ireland's railways. Railways in Ireland have been around for almost 180 years, and when they first arrived they brought Ireland to the forefront of technological change. Having once enjoyed a golden age, railways were to enter a long period of decline - but today their revival is being championed once again.
Artist Meredith Gaston and her husband Kevin Lindemann want a modern landscape to surround their house in Victoria's Mount Eliza. Instead, they have a neglected 40-year-old garden full of weeds and disease-riddled trees.
Kevin McCloud explores the stunning creativity and innovative design behind five exquisitely crafted modern homes in the running for Britain's top award from the Royal Institute of British Architects.