Eoin Mac Néill -Fear Dearmadta 1916

1 x 60' - BBC2 NI & TG4 (2016)

Winner Celtic Media Festival 2017- History

Winner Celtic Media Festival 2017 - Spirit of The Festival


This Irish language documentary examines the life and legacy of Eoin Mac Néill who, as Chief of Staff of the Irish Volunteers, attempted to stop the Easter Rising of 1916. With careful reconstruction based on Mac Néill's unpublished memoirs, and insights from renowned historians weighing up Mac Néill's contribution to the Irish independence movement as well as his scholarly legacy, this documentary asks whether his legacy has been judged fairly.

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