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Curious Journey — The 1916 Easter Rising April 6, 2013

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Curious Journey — The 1916 Easter Rising. In 1973, Kenneth Griffith, the renowned documentary maker, gathered together a group of veterans of the Easter Rising. Almost half a century after those terrible events, this highly diverse group — branded terrorists by the British in their youth — gave their own account of what is was like to live through those turbulent times. It is a powerful and heartfelt testament to nine brave men and women who risked their lives for their country.

Interviews: Maire Comerford, Joseph Sweeney, Sean Kavanagh, John O’Sullivan, Brigid Thornton, Sean Harling, Martin Walton, David Nelligan/Neligan and Tom Barry



1. CB - April 6, 2013

It’s a pity Griffith didn’t ask David Nelligan about his role in Ballyseedy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC8-CcUJDNY


CB - April 7, 2013

Although of course that wouldn’t have been know at the time.


2. littlemicky2012 - April 7, 2013

Tom Barry 1916? He was in Basra with British Middle Eastern expeditionary force. Griffith made some great provocative documentaries the one on Michael Collins was banned from the BBC, the one on the Boer War a masterpiece.


Bob Smiles - April 7, 2013

The names of the people involved in Ballyseedy were well known at that time


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