Monday 14 January 2019

The Irish Revolution documentary to air in February

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Starting at 9:30pm on 4 February, RTÉ One will broadcast the first episode of The Irish Revolution, a three-part documentary based on the best-selling Atlas of the Irish Revolution published by Cork University Press in 2017.

The documentary, produced with the University College Cork team behind the book, is narrated by the actor and one-time UCC law student Cillian Murphy.

The TV programme will focus on the events of the first Dáil in 1919, the War of Independence and the subsequent Irish Civil War and will include some never before broadcast archive footage. It will also feature new 3D-CGI mapping as part of the many dramatic visuals and rare images which help provide a new understanding of events in Ireland a century ago. More than 20 academics make contributions in the documentary.

The second and third parts of the programme will be shown on Mondays 11 and 18 February, again at 9:30pm.

A preview screening of an episode from the documentary will take place at a special event at Cork Opera House on Tuesday 29 January. President Michael M Higgins will be attending. Following the screening, a Q&A session will be held with a panel of specialists. This will be moderated by the historian Dr John Bowman and will be recorded for broadcast on RTÉ Radio One on St Patrick’s Day. The special event will start at 7.45pm. Tickets €5, with all proceeds going to the Cork Penny Dinners charity.