EPISODE 2 of 3
The Irish Revolution, Episode 2, “That The Nation May Live”
Episode two begins in 1919 following the landslide victory of Sinn Féin and the formation of the independent parliament, Dáil Éireann. As the IRA swells to more than 100,000 volunteers, pressure begins to mount as violence intensifies across the country. As 1920 draws to a close events in Ireland capture the world’s attention.
THE IRISH REVOLUTION – Series Overview
3 part documentary series
TX: RTÉ One, 9:35pm 4th,11th & 18th February, 2019
Marking the centenary of the Irish War of Independence, RTÉ & UCC present THE IRISH REVOLUTION, a major documentary project narrated by Cillian Murphy.
Revealing the extraordinary story of how against all odds and armed with little more than idealism, blind faith and courage, a small group of rebels forced Britain, the world’s most powerful nation, to withdraw after centuries of conquest and misrule, this is a landmark production for audiences throughout the world.
Produced in 4K HD, featuring rarely seen archive footage, rare, first hand witness accounts, 3-D CGI mapping, dramatic visuals and contributions by the finest writers and historians, THE IRISH REVOLUTION tells the story of the people’s revolution of 1916 to 1922, as it has never been told before. We explore how the rebels drew heavily the revolutionary spirit that swept the world in the first years of the 20th century, reveal the astonishing events that forced Britain’s hand and show how the Irish example had a far reaching impact, causing millions around the world to rise up and demand their right to equality and freedom.
Powerfully emotional, beautifully cinematic, highly popular and deeply engaging, THE IRISH REVOLUTION is produced by the same team who made the multi-award winning 1916, which reached 44 million television viewers worldwide.
Narrated by: Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders, Dunkirk, The Wind That Shakes The Barley
Written & Directed by: Ruán Magan (1916, The Men Who Built America)
Composer: Pól Brennan (Kings, Clannad, Harry’s Game)
Produced by: Tyrone Productions & Create One
Based on: The Atlas of the Irish Revolution