"1916 The Irish Rebellion"


The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies has produced a major three-part television documentary series to mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising of 1916 in Dublin, Ireland. This series, along with a 80-minute feature film version, aims to internationalize the events of Easter Week 1916 and place these events in their proper historical, political, and cultural context as the precursor to an independent Irish state and the disintegration of colonial empires worldwide. With the contributions of renowned scholars and support from the National Library of Ireland and Irish Film Archives, the goal is to broaden public understanding of the historical interconnections between the United States, Ireland and Britain—connections that continue to have significance up to and including the recent Irish peace process. 

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