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1916: The Irish Rebellion

1916: The Irish Rebellion

Narrated by Liam Neeson, this landmark three-part series tells the dramatic story of the events that took place in Dublin during Easter Week 1916, when a small group of Irish rebels took on the might of the British Empire.

1916: The Irish Rebellion
University of Notre Dame

backstory/ 1916: The Irish Rebellion

backstory/1916: The Irish Rebellion is WNIT Public Television's three part companion series to the new documentary produced by the University of Notre Dame. Narrated by Liam Neeson, 1916: The Irish Rebellion was created and produced by Briona Nic Dhiarmada, a professor at the Keogh-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame. The documentary series was directed by directed by Ruan Megan and Pat Collins. WNIT's "backstory/" explores the making of the documentary series featuring interviews that were conducted in Dublin at some of the key sites of the rebellion and at the University of Notre Dame. Each half hour coincides with the documentary series, the progression of the rebellion and its aftermath.

Episode 1: Awakening: Behind the Scenes

Episode 2: Insurrection: Behind the Scenes

Episode 3: When Myth & History Rhyme: Behind the Scenes

Underwritten by

  • Barnes & Thornburg
  • Café Navarre
  • Gurley Leep Automotive
  • Carmi & Chris Murphy