Eipidéim is a 2 x 50 min high-end, epic in scale, presenter-led cutting edge science documentary series on the untold stories of the other great epidemics of Ireland's past - smallpox, cholera, typhus, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps and rubella. The Covid-19 pandemic - the most life changing global event of our generation - is not actually unique in Irish history. These other great diseases of the past affected thousands of lives, changed the very social fabric of Ireland and taught us much about epidemics - including how to fight back against the coronavirus. Ultimately it was the scientific and social lessons learnt from them that has shaped our response to Covid -19 - and given us hope for the future. For in the emotional, poignant stories of these other epidemics is the key to understanding how all epidemics end - and potentially resurge.