Tuesday 4 June 2019

The Brigade documentary to broadcast 13 & 20 June

You may remember a blogpost here on Irish Genealogy News back in January with a call for recruits to take part in a living history project for a new RTE1 documentary, The Brigade.

Some 60 hopefuls attended a recruitment day in Clonakilty in February, and a dozen were selected and put through an intense week-long Boot Camp. There, they they had to learn and understand what life was like for the real-life flying column members 100 years ago, who lived on the run, marching, drilling, staging ambushes and launching attacks.

Shot entirely in West Cork, the two-part series explores the lives of the ordinary people who fought for Irish freedom and tells the story of the Cork 3rd Brigade IRA during the War of Independence.

The Brigade, which runs over two one-hour episodes, will air on RTÉ1 on Thursday 13 June at 10:15pm (and on +1) and Thursday 20 June (probably same time but not yet confirmed). It has been produced by Abu Media.